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Three distinct features that underpin a solution focused approach to counselling

: A collaborative and mutually respectful partnership between client and counsellor.
: A focus on clients strengths and resources and an optimistic view about the future.
: A counselling framework that is conversational in emphasis.

2

How is counselling relationship viewed?

It is seen as an equal partnership where the counsellor works collaboratively with client to find solutions to problems.

3

The counselling processes challenges

the clients constructions about the world particularly in terms of their focus on problems.

4

This approach focus on assisting the client to

identify their strengths for the purpose of helping the client find solutions to their problems

5

Solution focused counselling generally follow a specific sequence that includes engaging the client by

listening and responding to the clients description of the problem
identifying the goals and resourcefulness and;
identifying exceptions to the current difficulties

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Solution focus serves to construct pathways for change through the use of questioning

coping questions
questions that exaggerate consequences
miracle questions and
questions that presuppose change

7

SFT assist clients in generating creative solutions and tasks through

viewing the client as the expert
highlight exceptions to the clients situation
externalise the problem
create achievable tasks 9 with rewards)

8

therapy facilitates a mutually respectful collaborative relationship by

actively listening and attending to the client
avoiding blame or judgement
validating the clients perceptions and experiences
matching the clients language pace and tone

9

Reframing

assisting clients to change the way they perceive an experience
the emphasis of reframing is expanding the clients view of the world

10

A reframe is formed by

ring information from the client and considering this information from a different perspective that maybe meaningful to the client.

11

normalising is

used to assist the client to recognise when their emotional response to a situation is normal or warranted
Can be used in situation where the client has experienced a significant emotion such as trauma or when they may feel over whelmed
it can be used to normalise behaviour and changes to relationships