SFT is a therapy that is very much goal focused. For this reason it is called ‘solution focused’ therapy. Your therapist will make use of solution focused therapy by asking you a series of carefully thought out and detailed questions. These will have been compiled once they have had an in-depth consultation with you and established what the aim of the therapy needs to be. It is all about finding a solution rather than solving a problem and this is why it differs primarily from other types of therapy.

Tackling current problems

Your solution focused therapist will tackle present problems taking into account incidents from the past and investigating your current position and where you wish to be. By being encouraged to look forward, you will find gradually yourself utilising your own strengths to achieve your aims. Solution focused therapy is based upon seven prime assumptions and philosophies.

You will need to:

  • Understand that change is ever present
  • Look at what can be changed
  • Want to change
  • Understand that you are in charge of your goals
  • Realise that you have the strength and capability to overcome your problems
  • Know that the focus should be on the future not the past

Clarifying your goals

Your counsellor will work through these key areas to put together a solution-focused course of therapy, making use of a mix of techniques in order to clarify your goals. The questions asked of you will be specifically tailored to suit your individual circumstances and areas of concern.

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