During my work as a solution focused practitioner, trainer and coach I have worked with many people – from individuals to organisations. This is just some of the feedback I’ve received.


Course Participants

“Very easy going and relaxed …… The booklet was useful and so was practising different parts ….. Helped me to reflect on my current practice”

“Found the entire course helpful/enjoyable”

“Paul was very knowledgeable about the subject”

“Excellent course, the best yet !”

“The style and delivery by the tutor was excellent, his knowledge and teaching was excellent”

“There seems to be a new buzz around the office in terms of the impact of the approach now they have started using it in real situations”

‘Practical, pragmatic and good humoured’

‘Without trying to sound too creepy, this is one of the best courses I’ve done’

‘Paul is confident and knowledgeable in this area, this instils confidence in the subject matter’

“The feedback I have had has been positive…….I will certainly recommend your training to others in the field”

“Thoroughly enjoyable and I will definitely be using SFT in my practice”


Conference Participants

“I found your talk very engaging, interesting and enthusiastic”

“As this session is what I really came to the conference for, I was delighted that Paul gave us an excellent workshop”

“Wow, Paul has a way of making it sound just how I want to work with people”.


SF delivery in New Zealand

These are just some of the customers I have worked with in New Zealand:

  • START, The Stuttering Trust, Auckland
  • Lifeline Waikato
  • NZ Mental Health Nurses College conference (one day workshops) 2016, 2019
  • Auckland University Mental Health degree course
  • Southern DHB
  • Hawkes Bay DHB
  • Pathways, Auckland
  • Pathways, Hamilton
  • Pathways, New Plymouth
  • Pathways, Whanaganui
  • Pathways, Wellington
  • Pathways, Rotorua
  • Pathways, Nelson
  • Pathways, Christchurch
  • Werry Workforce Whāraurau & Odyssey Youth
  • Aotearoa SF Practice conference (workshops and key note) 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.


Customers in the United Kingdom

These are just some of the customers I have worked with in the UK:

  • Addaction (Liverpool/Manchester)
  • The BARN (Y/P drug & alcohol service)
  • Barnardo’s (Junction)
  • Barnsley Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service
  • Barnsley PCT (Health Authority): Dept. of Substance Misuse, Barnsley Dual diagnosis link workers and assertive outreach team, Barnsley Community Mental health Team, North, Barnsley Dept. of Psychology, Barnsley PCT Staff Support Service
  • Barnsley Youth Offending Team
  • Base Camp (YP drug & alcohol project)
  • Better Deal, Doncaster (Y/P drug team)
  • Blackburn & Burnley Drug & Alcohol Teams
  • Bolton Drug Action Team
  • Bradford Social Service Workforce Development (Substance Misuse)
  • Calderdale College (BA counselling course).
  • Centre for Public Innovation
  • Chester Youth Offending Service
  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Doncaster Drug Action Team, Doncaster PCT Drugs Team, Doncaster Youth Offending Team
  • DrugScope: Commissioning courses, Harm Reduction Seminars, Solution Focused Approaches with Substance Misusers, Managing in Drug & Alcohol Services.
  • Leeds Community Mental Health Team
  • Leeds Metropolitan University Counselling Service
  • Leeds West Carers Group
  • Leeds Youth Offending Service
  • Lifeline (Manchester), Lifeline Prisons Teams (CARATS)
  • Matrix RCL
  • N. Notts Y/P Drug & Alcohol Service
  • N. Yorks DAT, N. Yorks Probation
  • Rotherham CAMHS
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Stanley Villas Day Service (Colne Social Services)
  • Stoke Drug & Alcohol Action Team
  • Turning Point (Leeds/Sheffield)
  • Yorkshire S.F.B.T. Group
  • Wandsworth YOT
  • Worcester Social Services Carers Unit


These are some of the conferences where I have run SF workshops & given SF presentations:

  • NZ Mental Health Nurses conference 2016, 2019
  • Healthy Futures conference 2018
  • NZ SF Practice conference, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Yorks and Humber Prison Drug Workers Conference, N.W. Prisons, drug workers conference, 2006
  • Sheffield Social Services, ’Evidence informed practice’, 2005
  • United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice, National conferences, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Counselling Toward Solutions (BRIEF), 2002
  • Solutions in Mental Health (BRIEF), 2003, 2005
  • N.W. GP and Detox Forum, 2004
  • DrugScope Harm Reduction, 2004, 2005
  • Waltham Forest Bullying Prevention, 2004