Solution Support

Welcome

The Solutions Focused approach is an innovative, powerful and effective way to solve complex problems.

What’s different?

The SF approach places people as experts in their own lives, with the strengths and resources to reach their own solutions. This way of working goes straight for simplicity of solutions and avoids getting caught out by the scale and complexity of problems.

SF coaching is about paying attention to what’s already going well, confirming and expanding it.

 

Making a start

Contact me for a free consultation or see the solutions focused starter kit in my book .

The SF approach

The SF approach places people as experts in their own lives, with the strengths and resources to reach their own solutions. This way of working goes straight for simplicity of solutions and avoids getting caught out by the scale and complexity of problems. SF coaching is about paying attention to what’s already going well and working towards getting more of it.

Free 30 minute consultation

Try a free no-obligation phone or video Solutions Focused consultation.

Articles and resources

  The Solutions Focused coach website is designed for professionals working in support agencies, including pastoral support staff, teachers and tutors in schools    

About solution-support

I first met the solutions focused approach to solving problems when I was working on my Ph.D., teaching science in a pupil referral unit and working as a behaviour specialist in a Local Authority Educational Psychology service.  I was getting stuck using the old ways of reward and punishment that had already failed to engage children and was on the lookout for something more effective, more […]

Latest Posts

Rethinking mental health first aid in schools

  The need to improve support for children’s mental health is rising to the top of the political agenda. As a highly emotive issue with celebrity status it makes sense to politicians for them to launch headlines that promise the earth. But we need more than promises on the front line, where caring is something we’re doing minute by minute, an essentially practical issue. We […]

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Getting creative about inclusion.

Ok, this is bad. It’s time for the hard hats. The exclusion rate is rocketing skywards, ground control has lost communication with Major Tom and everyone’s running for the shelters. A headline from BBC News recently; “Barnsley and Middlesbrough see pupil exclusion rises of 300%”  “The number of pupils expelled from schools in some parts of England has risen by more than 300% in three […]

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Bad behaviour? All you need is ……..

My first full-time teaching job was at a private 5 to 16 residential special school for children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. The year was 1995, I was 45 and taken on to teach Key Stage 3 and 4 science. When I first read the job advert I didn’t know this type of school existed but I soon found out. ‘EBD’ meant ‘too difficult for […]

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