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February 2nd, 2021

Narrative Therapy


What is Narrative Therapy?

Narrative therapy is a respectful client-centred approach to working with people. This method of therapy works to separate a person from their problem. It is beneficial for adults as well as children. A Narrative Therapist values the strengths of individuals rather than focusing on weaknesses and pathologies.

How does Narrative Therapy work?

In narrative therapy, problems do not define the person. It is based on the idea that people are not broken or defective and allowing them to separate themselves from the problem.

Often people have been seeing and living their lives through negative stories imposed on them. The belief that people have problems but are not the problem itself, opens up space to look at themselves in a new light. The aim is to guide individuals to externalize their issues and guide them through difficult times.

Narrative Therapists work with clients to co-create new stories that speak to their strengths and preferred ways of living.

Psychotherapy at Ohana Wellness Clinic

Our team of mental health professionals consists of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Social Workers. Our Therapists provide counselling for individuals, couples counselling, family counselling. As well as, counselling for children and teens. A limited number of sliding scale options are available for those with financial considerations. Psychotherapy with a student therapist offers an affordable therapy option.

Features: Narrative therapy, a form of psychotherapy, engages clients in creating and telling stories about their lives.

Advantages: As narrative therapy offers many advantages over other forms of therapy.

Benefits: The advantage of this method is that the client “owns” the story and can change it to best fit what he or she needs. This allows for new perspectives, ideas, and even solutions to appear.

Our approach aims to improve mental health through a person-centred approach that aids recovery by encouraging self-empowerment and enabling people to reach their potential.

Find the Right Therapist and Approach

Book a free 15-minute Meet and Greet with one of our professionals to find the right type of therapy and therapist for your needs.