Narrative therapy is a respectful, non-blaming approach to counselling, which views people as the experts in their own lives.

Narrative therapists see problems as separate from the people they work with, and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.

Narrative therapy is sometimes known as involving ‘re-authoring’ or ‘re-storying’ conversations. As these descriptions suggest, stories are central to an understanding of narrative ways of working.

The word ‘story’ has different associations and understandings for different people. For narrative therapists, stories consist of:

  • events
  • linked in sequence
  • across time
  • according to a plot

By taking time to explore stories in these ways, clients and therapists can start to ‘co-construct’ new and preferred ways of being for the future.

This content has been taken from the Dulwich Centre. For more information on this approach visit their website.

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