Motivational Interviewing



“A collaborative, goal orientated style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion”
(Miller and Rolllnick 2012)
I provide bespoke training workshops and coaching in Motivational interviewing. 

This is a well recognised evidence-based approach when working with clients towards behaviour and attitude change. 

This approach is particularly useful and effective for working with clients who seem to be unmotivated and difficult to engage. Workshop contents and methods are based on the needs of the participants. The timescales can range from ½ day introduction to three and four day courses.

For upcoming workshops, see below.



​I am a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and lecture at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), predominantly in MI and Behaviour Change.

I also provide bespoke MI training and coaching to a variety of professionals including: Case Managers, OTs, GPs, Physiotherapists, Public Health Nurse, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, Solicitors, Counsellors and Drug and Alcohol Workers.

As a brain injury specialist, OT and Counsellor I incorporate MI into my own practice extensively.

I provide training to a variety of organisations. This is tailored according to their needs and the client group they work with. For example, when I am working with  neurological specialists, I incorporate the evidence base and specific application to practice with this particular client group and the participants’ role with them.

The duration of training varies from ½ day to a 6 day course, followed by one-to-one coaching. I would recommend a minimum of two days to enable participants to be able to get to grips with the concept and begin to use some of the strategies.

​Organisations I have provided with training and development in MI and current clients include:

  • Sheffield Hallam University

  • ABI Solutions

  • MacMillan Cancer Survivorship

  • National Rehabiltation Hospital Dublin

  • Enable Therapy Services

  • Community Neuro-Rehab Service, Buckinghamshire

  • RNRU Specialist ABI Outreach Team, London

  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • N-Able Services LTD

  • Nottingham and Yorkshire Parkinson’s Disease Nurses 

  • Irwin Mitchell PI Solicitors

  • Anthony Gold Solicitors

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)

  • Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH)

  • Nottingham Brain Injury Special Interest group (NOTSIG)

  • Hampshire County Council

  • Community Health Care Partnersip, Hull

  • Unite Professionals, Southport

  • Bush and Co, Rehabilitation, Northants

  • North West OT Specialist Section in Neurological Practice

  • North East OT Specialist Section in Neurological Practice

  • Reach Personal Injury Services

  • Sheffield Alcohol Advice Services

  • Hereford and Worcestershire NHS Cardiac and Stroke Network

  • Doncaster PCT 

  • Sheffield Counsellor Development Forum

  • Sheffield Psychotherapy and Counselling Education (SPACE)

  • De Montford University, Leicester

  • University of Lincoln


Please contact me if you would like any further information.

Upcoming training events
Sheffield Hallam University
(open courses)

Motivational Interviewing and Behaviour Change for Practice - An Introductory 2 day workshop - on hold

Motivational Interviewing Part 2 - On hold

6th and 7th July 2019

For more information/to book a place contact Colette Fegan -

ABI Solutions (open courses)

Online Interactive Small Group Training - Introduction to Motivational Interviewing in Brain Injury Rehabilitation 

Upcoming courses start  dates:

29th April 2021

10th June 2021

For more information: 


Two  day Introduction to Motivational Interviewing  in Brain Injury Rehabilitation


Manchester - On hold

London - On hold

Motivational Interviewing in Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation - Advancing Your Practice



London - On hold

Manchester - On hold

For more information/to book a place on any

of the ABI Solutions workshops contact Jason

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Click here for the course flyer

Other Courses

Motivational Interviewing - Living and Beyond Cancer Programme



The Source - Sheffield - On hold