Brief therapy, as the name suggests is a short term therapy, using a variety of approaches to psychotherapy focusing on a specific problem and finding solutions to make positive changes.

It involves a direct intervention by the therapist who works more pro-actively with the client. It focuses on the resolution of current problems rather than how the issues arose.  It emphasises precise observation, uses a client’s natural resources, and encourages the temporary suspension of disbelief, to enable the consideration of new perspectives and multiple viewpoints.