To book on any for these courses,

Contact Bryan on 07868 273 530 or email

Or, if indicated, Naomi on 07801 995 122 or email

SF Interest Group:

Tuesday 19th March 2019: 4 - 6 p.m.

Venue: Howells Solicitors 15-17, Bridge St. Sheffield S38NL

This is an opportunity to meet with others who are using the SF approach and to develop your skills in this way of working.

The agenda will be led by the preferences of those attending and will be constantly negotiated to ensure that you are getting what you want.

This workshop is free and runs every 3 months.

Contact: Naomi

Working with Resistance: a solution focused exploration: Workshop with Bryan Thornton

Thursday 14th March 2019: 6.45 – 8.15 p.m.

Venue: Academy Space, 1A, Filey St. S10 2FF

At the end of this workshop, using solution focused conversations, we will have

  • Examined the notion of resistance
  • Identified what we mean by resistance
  • Considered what is useful about resistance
  • Put ourselves in the shoes of the resistant client
  • Identified helpful strategies for working with resistance

Contact: Academy Space:

From Problem Solving to Solution Building: 

An Introduction/ Refresher in Solution Focused Practice 

Friday 10th May and Friday 8th November 2019: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Venue: Howells Solicitors: 15-17, Bridge St, Sheffield S3 8NL

This new and improved one day course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn about and develop skills in the Solution Focused approach; no prior knowledge is required. 

On this one day course, you will learn:

The fundamental skills and techniques of the Solution Focused approach

  • Skills to quickly engage with your clients
  • New ways for getting the best from your clients
  • To co- construct a common project with your clients
  • To find out what your clients are motivated for
  • To discover and build on progress already happening
  • To talk about abilities, rather than deficits
  • To notice resilience and coping abilities

Cost: Employed £90; Self £80; Student £60

Early Bird Discount: Book before 31st March and pay £10 less.

Contact: Bryan

Level 3 Accredited Certificate in Solution Focused Practice

Dates 27th & 28th September; 1st & 2nd November; 30th November

9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Venue: Howells Solicitors: 15-17, Bridge St, Sheffield S3 8NL

For more information, please contact Naomi Whitehead on or use the contact facility on our website and book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost: £850.00 per person. This can be paid in three instalments over three months and includes all course materials, access to a UK network of SF Professionals, five taught days and, on successful completion, NCFE (National Council for Further Education) accreditation. 

Contact: Naomi






Solution focused brief therapy is a refreshingly straightforward, highly flexible and cooperative approach to counselling. It helps you to take control of your life by establishing how you want things to be and then working towards this end; a process which generates momentum and leaves problems behind.

07868 273530