The narrative approach in psychotherapy assumes that a human being considers life as a story, a history. These are offering a framework that makes life meaningful. These story can be motivating and strengthening – but also problematic and restrictive. In difficult times of life, the problematic storys sometimes suppress all the other ones which are helpful.
Unconsciously and automatically, we give a meaning to each experience we make and integrate this experience in the history of life. With the narrative method of therapy, I interpret this individual story. With this task, my studies of literature offers valuable starting points. What is important for the client, which narrative threads does he or she prefer? Which experiences are indicated in which way? Together, we can understand the storys and can retell them in a positiv way.