Narrative Therapy

Exploring Personal Stories & Experiences

Narrative therapy is a collaborative and empowering approach to counselling that focuses on exploring the stories and narratives that shape our lives.

At Breland Counselling, our narrative therapy sessions are designed to help clients gain insight into their experiences, develop new perspectives, and create meaningful change.

Understanding Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is based on the idea that our identities and experiences are shaped by the stories we tell ourselves and others.

By exploring and deconstructing these narratives, clients can gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationships, and the world around them.

Reframing Perspectives

In narrative therapy, clients are encouraged to examine the dominant narratives that influence their lives and consider alternative perspectives. By reframing their stories and identities, clients can challenge unhelpful beliefs and create new possibilities for growth and change.

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Key Principles of Narrative Therapy

One of the key principles of narrative therapy is externalizing problems, separating them from the individual and viewing them as separate entities. This allows clients to gain a sense of agency and control over their lives, empowering them to navigate challenges and create positive change.

Creating New Narratives

Through collaborative conversations and creative interventions, clients can begin to co-author new narratives that reflect their values, strengths, and aspirations.

These new stories can serve as a foundation for building resilience, fostering growth, and promoting well-being.

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