I tend not to use terms such as coaching, therapy and supervision. and yet the prinviples of solution focused brief therapy can be applied to all these areas.

The terms ‘useful conversations’ was first came to my attention when discussing the breadth of solution focused practice with the late Greg Vinnicombe. We were at a UKASFP conference and trying to find an adequate descriptor for our respective practices. It encompasses all situations in which two or more people meet to describe a preferred future and the small steps needed to get there.