Marlies Zoll

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy holds that our identities are shaped by the accounts of our lives found in our stories or narratives. This approach encourages the client to examine, evaluate, and change their relationship to a problem by acting as an "investigative reporter" who is not at the centre of the investigation. It is the therapist's role to ask questions that help the client to extenalise the problem and investigate its influence on his/her life thoroughly. The term "narrative" reflects the multi-storied nature of our identities and related meanings. Narrative therapy is a brief therapy approach.