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)

In Person: Motivational Interviewing and Behaviour Change for Practice - An Introductory 2 day workshop 

16th and 17th May 2022

In Person: Motivational Interviewing Part 2 - Advancing Your Practice

4th and 5th July 2022

For more information/to book a place contact Tina Guildford email -

ABI Solutions (open courses)

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

Upcoming courses start  dates:

9th June 2022

22 September 2022

For more information: 


Online: Interactive Small Group Training - Motivational Interviewing in Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Advancing Your Practice Part 1

Dates coming soon


Online: Interactive Small Group Training - Motivational Interviewing in Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Advancing Your Practice Part 11

Upcoming courses start  dates:

9th June 2022

For more information: 


Click here for the course flyer

Other Courses

South Yorkshire Bassetlaw Shadow Integrated Care System

QUIT - An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing in Smoking Cessation

Upcoming courses start  dates:

9th May 2022

22nd July 2022

19th September 2022