WHAT IS NARRATIVE THERAPY
The foundation of Narrative Therapy draws from the work of Michael White’s idea’s that “the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem”.
A narrative approach takes into account the larger cultural expectations that surround the individuals experience. These factors contribute to the story through which a person understands who they are and the stories others tell about them. Through a process of deconstruction an understanding of how certain practices have diminished a persons “best self” show up. Identifying previously unrecognized actions and desires, bring the uncovering of hidden possibilities as part of the re-construction or re-authouring.
Our therapists and consultants engage in narrative practices to work alongside in resisting the effects and influences of problem stories. A person is often reduced to a one sided and often unfair description of themselves. Through therapeutic conversations we listen and co-authour to create a counterstory that aligns intentions, hopes, commitments, values and dreams.
- 19 Apr 2016