what is Solution Focused therapy?

Solution-focused Therapy is a goal directed therapy that focuses on solutions instead of the problems, and promotes positive change.

This therapy is based on the notion that every client has at least minimal knowledge and skills required to solve problem issues.  The therapist encourages the client to positively focus on their strengths while setting goals for themselves and thinking of resources they can use to achieve goals.

The positive attitude of the client is motivated by the therapist, so the client develops the self-belief to be able to focus on and search for, solutions rather than dwelling on the problem.

Solution-focused Therapy is a form of specialised conversation. During the session, the conversation is directed towards developing the client’s vision of solutions and encouraging the client to achieve them with a positive outlook. This is achieved by negotiating clear, realistic and concise goals.

Like coaching, solution focused therapy helps identify and develop your personal strengths to achieve your aims.

Appointments available within 7 days

Call us on 01908 766526 and we can arrange an appointment for you.  For further information, including our fees see our counselling and therapy page

What can SFT be used for?

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Panic, Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • Work and Career Issues 

What happens during SFT sessions?

After an initial assessment, you and your therapist decide whether individual or group therapy will be beneficial; considering the type and severity of the problem.

If Solution Focused Therapy is recommended, you will usually last for between five and 12 sessions, each session lasting 45 minutes.  During the sessions focus will be on your needs and helping to work out a way forward for you.

Receiving psychological therapy is a commitment and any gains achieved will rely on your attendance and engagement with the process.

At intervals, you will be asked to fill in evaluation questionnaires; in order to monitor changes in your well-being.


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