about narrative therapy

Narrative therapy is an approach to counselling and community work that was primarily developed in Australia and New Zealand by Michael White and David Epston, followed by ongoing contributions from the world wide community of practitioners.

Rather than just story telling, the narrative metaphor is a way of thinking about people and their lives, how they make meaning of their lives by ‘their story’. Like stories, we can revise or edit our story. The person is the ‘editor’ and can add or remove meanings as new information is available.

The task of a narrative practitioner is to use skills and knowledge that assist the person to explore problems in a safe and non-traumatising way. Getting a bigger picture of the problem may mean exploring the social, cultural and political context of a problem and what has contributed to it.

For examples of projects please take a look at 'the treasure box'.


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