`A densely packed book with interesting and valuable research gleaned from a wide variety of therapy approaches, Narrative and Psychotherapy furnishes the reader with a cogent historical appraisal of the way psychotherapy, culture and storytelling fit together.... A good reference book for counsellors and students.... The authors' students, and clients, must be very happy that he has the interest and the capacity to tune in to others in such a fresh manner' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling The core of psychotherapy can be seen as a process in which the client comes to tell, and then re-author, an individual life-story or personal narrative. The author of thi
Chapter 3: Narrative in Therapy: Psychodynamic Approaches
The message of the first two chapters has been that we are surrounded by stories. Our talk, any talk, is saturated in narrative. However, although the field of counselling and psychotherapy in part reflects the storied nature of human life, the practice of therapy frequently constitutes a denial of much of the full ...