Chris Iveson

Chris Iveson

Single Session Therapy

Chris Iveson describes it best himself, on his LinkedIn profile: “I have a passion for solution focused working in whatever sphere. With my two partners of 25 years standing (Harvey Ratner and Evan George), I introduced the UK to solution focused practice first as a therapy and later as a management tool. I love doing it: with homeless alcoholics, with the rich and famous, with first line managers and with senior board members. I love teaching it to everyone from Relate counsellors in the UK to mine managers in Western Australia. It is a great way to do business: as a therapist, coach, consultant or teacher.” What is left out is that Chris, a former social worker, has authored four books and numerous articles on Solution Focus and is co-founder of the renowned BRIEF in London, UK, which is the hub for many extensive training programs but also a home where the three of them still see clients from all walks of life. They have built an impressive library of video recordings of conversations with clients, both of themselves and of people like Steve de Shazer, who visited them often. With his British sense of humour and understatement Chris always brings something new to the table, challenging his audience and leaving them with at least one light-bulb moment and loads to think about, again and again.