In SFT every problem is seen as an opportunity for growth.
Solution Focused Therapy holds the belief that the client is the best authority on their own experience; it views the client as being fully capable of fulfilling their own potential for growth. Counselling offers a safe place to explore all thoughts and feelings, positive or negative, without risk of rejection or condemnation. The power is in the present.
Solution Focused Therapy seeks to solve current problems and work with a client’s resources rather than merely looking for causes. This can be brief therapy and is highly successful at relieving suffering in the long term, as well as short term.
The focus on to what actually works in therapy and on finding solutions rather than dwelling on problems, placing the emphasis on the solution rather than the cause. SBT is a ‘here and now’ approach and is value-based with emphasis on people’s strengths and capacities as a means to change and grow.