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Solution-focused approach

A solution-focused approach focuses on positive behaviours and how these behaviours can be used to achieve personal goals. A solution-focused approach can be especially useful for individuals with anxiety and panic attacks. Here at HSR Psychology, we offer a solution-focused approach in a range of settings.

Who is suitable for a solution-focused approach?

We can offer a solution-focused approach to any young person or child up to the age of 25.

children and young people who show some of the following behaviour could benefit from a solution-focused approach: 

Please contact us to find out more information about the potential benefits a solution-focused approach could have for yourself or those around you.

What are the benefits of a solution-focused approach?

 A solution-focused approach has lots of benefits for the individual, including:

Followinga solution-focused approach we will provide suggestions for supporting the child or young adult and promoting solution-focused behaviours.

What happens prior to a solution-focused approach?

A solution-focused approach can be considered following an initial discussion with us, please see the process involved below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during a solution-focused approach?

During a solution-focused approach, the professional will often work with the child or young person to identify specific areas in life in which the individual is having difficulties. The HSR Psychology professional will pinpoint behaviours which are helping the young person to reach a solution to their difficulties. The child or young person will usually be prompted to think about what their end goal is and how they can achieve this. A solution-focused approach can be used alongside other interventions. At HSR Psychology, we provide a solution-focused approach on a whole school basis, in smaller groups or on an individual basis.

What happens after a solution-focused approach?

After a solution-focused approach the individual will be able to use goal-oriented behaviours to reach their targets. Following a solution-focused approach it may be recommended that further follow up sessions are carried out. This will only be suggested if required. Outcomes from the solution-focused approach can be given through a couple of different formats. Either a single feedback session can be arranged, or a written report can be provided if requested. 

Does a solution-focused approach come with a report?

We always recommend a report after an intervention, which will include what was carried out, the effects of our involvement and future recommendations. A detailed report can be written after a solution-focused approach highlighting solution behaviours which the child is equipped with and how relevant carers can encourage these behaviours. Reasons for requesting a solution-focused approach vary. If a written report is not requested then feedback can be provided verbally along with a short summary. Find out more about our reports.

Arrange an initial discussion

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Next steps...

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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