The Solution-Focused model emerged from the therapeutic arena of Family Therapy in the 1980s. Since then, its psychological principles have been applied to a wide range of fields, from mental health to organisational change. The model reflects the spirit of today as it affirms collaborative, personalised,
strengths–based values. It embraces a green agenda by its simplicity, economical use of resources and its clear focus on sustainable outcomes.
In one of his cartoons Charlie Brown says, 'Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask where have I gone wrong. Then a voice says to me 'This is going to take more than one night.'
A pre-occupation with life's difficulties can leave us feeling overwhelmed and defeated. As we search for the reasons why we have problems, we can end up doing nothing. We suffer from 'paralysis by analysis.'
The Solution-Focused approach aims to help individuals, teams and organisations to break out of vicious problem-cycles and develop constructive, customised solutions.
We do this by: