UKASFP Membership Number: 173

Contact Details

Name                          Harvey Ratner

Region                         London




About Harvey Ratner

Currently membership no.00025 I qualified as a social worker and subsequently as a family therapist. Founder member of BRIEF in 1989, a training, counselling and coaching centre in central London. We enjoyed a close relationship over many years  with Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, the founders of soltuion focused brief therapy in Milwaukee. I am the co-author of three books on solution focused practice and  I have presented our work in many parts of the world. I am the director of the Diploma in Solution Focused Practice, a year-long intensive training course for practitioners who have already undergone basic training of 8 days. I work as a part time counsellor and coach in a secondary school in central London, in addition to my work as a therapist and counsellor at BRIEF. I have been the facilitator of many counselling groups whether with young people or adults. I worked for many years in social services and the NHS before working with BRIEF full time. I have always been interested in the fullest range possible of the application of solution focused practice, whether with individuals, couples, families, groups or teams, and regardless of the presenting complaint.


Services Offered





Clinical Supervision


Service Areas


Adult Mental Health




Intellectual Difficulties

Older Adults


Social Services


Training Offered

Counselling, coaching, supervision available at the offices of BRIEF in central London. Bespoke training courses offered as well as BRIEF's open access courses. Details available on the website,, where there is also a wealth of information about solution focused practice.

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