Guy Shennan is an independent solution-focused therapist, coach and trainer who has used the solution-focused approach for nearly 30 years. He is based in London, England, where he worked with BRIEF between 2004 and 2010. He created and co-led BRIEF’s Diploma in Solution-Focused Practice, which began in 2005.
Guy trained originally as a social worker and was the Chair of the British Association of Social Workers from 2014 to 2018. In 2018, Guy co-founded the Solution-Focused Collective to explore ways of using solution-focused ideas and practices for social change.
He gained a master’s degree in philosophy in 2014, for which his dissertation was on the relationship between embodied and extended cognition and personal identity. He later wrote and presented on links between these ideas and therapy and other types of change work.
Guy has trained and presented on the solution-focused approach worldwide, including in the USA, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, Palestine, Qatar, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Latvia, Russia, Bolivia and Peru.
The second edition of Guy’s book, Solution-Focused Practice: Effective Communication to Facilitate Change, was published in 2019.