Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based method of working with people to facilitate positive change. It is effective across many domains including addictions, eating and weight issues, parenting, physical and mental health, education, social work, prison services, organisational leadership and sport coaching. It is a very useful tool for counsellors and can be integrated into most counselling approaches.

Training will include:

  • A brief overview of where MI came from
  • What is it and who is it for? An explaination of the fundamentals of the approach and who it can help
  • What do you want to change? This session invites you to experience first-hand the benefits of MI
  • Now you know what it is, how can you utilise MI with your clients? Five basic tools you can start using right away!

About the Trainer

Sandy Francis is a lecturer in Motivational Interviewing & CBT at the University of Bath and in Counselling & Mental Health and Forensic Psychology at the Open University. An Accredited member of the BACP and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Sandy is also a Senior Psychological Therapist and Supervisor with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. She teaches MI in a wide array of settings and uses it herself in every area of her work and life.

Dates & Times

To be confirmed.


£45 plus booking fee


Central Hall, Saint Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF (Government guidelines permitting)