It focuses on what clients want to achieve through therapy rather than on the problem(s) that made them seek help. It does not focus on the past, but instead, focuses on the present and future. Clients are assisted with identifying the things that they wish to have changed in their life using respectful curiosity. To support this, questions are asked about the client’s story, strengths and resources, and about exceptions to the problem.
Solution focused work focuses predominantly on two things:
1) Supporting people to explore their goals and preferred futures.
2) Exploring when, where, with whom, and how parts of that preferred future are already happening.