We are the leading Solution Focused Trainers in the Sheffield area.

We are both qualified in the Solution Focused approach, specialise in this way of working and are practitioners as well as trainers.

Do you want

  • Highly motivated and happy staff?
  • Effective ways of helping people to change quickly?

Then solution focused training is what you need.

For current courses, go tohttp://www.solutionfocussheffield.co.uk/index.php/training/upcoming-events

Courses/ Workshops available to Organisation

  • Taster Workshops: 1-4 hours
  • Introduction to solution focused skills; one, two or three day courses
  • Coaching skills for Managers and HR staff
  • Team Building
  • The Solution Focused Organisation
  • Managing Stress
  • Maintaining Mental Health and Staying Well
  • Working with Families
  • Overcoming Fear and Anxiety
  • Managing Depression
  • Working with substance misuse
  • Improving communication (in teams; in organisations; in relationships)
  • Getting the best from your Staff
  • Working with Couples
  • Mediation Skills
  • Creative Practice
  • Working with Resistance
  • Working with Conflict
  • Solution Focused Techniques

Upcoming courses available for individuals, go to



“From Problem Solving to Solution Building” training was so well received that team members who participated lobbied for another course to be arranged, as they wanted the rest of the team to attend immediately. The content and delivery throughout was thought-provoking, interesting and fun. Introducing the solution-focused approach has challenged existing beliefs, raised confidence and encouraged a much more positive outlook in all our work with vulnerable young people. As one of the team reported, “a brilliant course that will change the way I work forever”.

Paul Boyden Youth Start Manager, RMBC Youth Support Service.

What I like about the way Bryan delivers is his humility and wonder. He exemplifies his message ‘let them be the expert’ as he draws existing knowledge from his students and helps us build up solution-focussed skills from a place of being pleasantly surprised with ourselves: “Well look at that, I’m half-way there already!” I loved being reminded that being curious is a skill and, through practical exercises, going back to the rudiments of that skill and chasing out lurking assumptions along the way. The difference his courses have made to me? I feel like a sculptress who got out from behind her desk and got her hands back in the clay.

Kay Day, Professional Practice Consultant, Surrey Family Mediation

I travelled from Liverpool to attend an introductory course on Solution Focused approaches at Solution Focus Sheffield. The seamless delivery of this largely practical course ensured that the six hours of training was used to maximum effect.

Gentle direction and guidance throughout by Bryan Thornton created a perfect learning environment and set the tone for pleasant and productive working relationships within the group of eleven learners. I came away from the course with skills I can use immediately in both a personal and professional context. It was probably the most effective one-day course I have had in a thirty-year teaching career.

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.