Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) places focus on a person's present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. Problems are listened to and given time but not focused on. Instead, clients are encouraged to develop a vision of the future and offered support as they determine the skills, resources, and abilities needed to achieve their vision .

SFBT aims to help people experiencing difficulty find tools they can use immediately to manage symptoms and cope with challenges. It works with the assumption that people already know, on some level, what change is needed in their lives. Practitioners encourage individuals to recognise their existing strengths and abilities to make meaningful change needed to achieve their desired future.

SFBT practitioners attempt to guide clients through the process of recognising what is working for them, help them explore how best to continue practicing those strategies, and encourage them to acknowledge and celebrate success.

This is me co-hosting Family Based Solutions Chat with special guest Russell Sabella, author of Solution Focus School Counselling.


Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (CST) works on both physiological and psychological health. CST therapy is used to trigger the body’s healing response caused by conditions associated with stress and trauma. According to this theory, all beings are born with this innate healing power as a part of the body’s self-preservation mechanism. When a person cannot access this inner healing force on their own, an experienced therapist can help in a non-invasive manner to help regain regulation of the nervous system through reconnection of the body and its primary respiration.

Because biodynamic craniosacral therapy emphasizes health rather than illness, the therapist works to trigger the connection and response of the natural healing energy in the individual rather than rely on outside remedies for the treatment of issues. The therapist’s ability to be intuitive and present is an essential aspect of therapy, as they must use the client’s responses as a guide to treatment. A trusting client-practitioner therapeutic relationship holds utmost importance during treatment.