Narrative Therapy Sydney

Learn to rewrite your life story for a future that reflects who you really are, what you are capable of, and what your purpose is, separate from your problems.

What is Narrative Therapy?

Narrative therapy helps you separate yourself from your problems, empowering you to rewrite your life story and create a future reflecting your true selves. It involves deconstructing problematic narratives, breaking them into manageable parts, rewriting scripts, and broadening perspectives towards healthier storylines. Externalising problems and recognising individual truths are also key aspects, leading to a narrative focused on health and purpose.

Narrative therapy achieves these goals through:

Externalising the problem: By separating you from your problems, narrative therapy helps you see that you are not defined by your issues. This allows for a clearer perspective and reduces the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Deconstruction of dominant narratives: Therapists work with you to break down harmful narratives and identify the underlying assumptions and beliefs that perpetuate you.

Breaking narratives into smaller parts: This makes overwhelming issues more manageable, allowing you to address them piece by piece.

Rewriting scripts: Once problematic narratives are deconstructed, you are encouraged to rewrite your stories in a way that reflects your true self and aspirations.

Broadening perspectives: Through techniques like the unique outcomes technique, you explore alternative interpretations of your experiences, leading to healthier and more empowering narratives.

Recognising individual truths: Narrative therapy acknowledges that what is true for one person may not be true for another, validating your unique experiences and perspectives.

Creating a health narrative: By focusing on strengths, values, and aspirations, narrative therapy helps you construct a narrative that emphasises resilience, growth, and purpose.

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