Treatment Approach

Narrative therapy is primarily used at Bradford Counselling Service. In our sessions, we examine the history of the person’s skills, strengths and accomplishments in relation to the problem they are facing. As opposed to traditional theories, which imply that the therapist is the expert, there is an inherent belief in narrative therapy that the clients are the expert on their own life. The narrative therapist’s job is to collaborate with clients while they explore new and more meaningful ways of thinking and being.

In other words, the narrative therapist’s job is to ask the right questions that will help clients find the answers they are seeking. Together, the therapist and client come up with preferred outcomes in which the client realizes his/her full potential to cope and to live.

For more information about narrative therapy, please visit the following websites:

Dulwich Centre website – What is Narrative Therapy? An excerpt by by Alice Morgan
Narrative Therapy Centre of Toronto

Narrative Approaches (Australia)