About Sydney Narrative Therapy
The Sydney Narrative Therapy centre offers Narrative Approaches to therapeutic conversations with individuals, families, couples, community groups and teams. Narrative counselling encourages the reclaiming of ideas that will gives a person a much more robust sense of who they are and what they can make possible.
›› About Narrative Therapy
Narrative Therapy was initially developed during the 1980s, largely by Australian Michael White (Dulwich Centre) and his friend and colleague, David Epston, of New Zealand. Their approach became prevalent in North America with the 1990 publication of their book, Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends, followed by numerous books and articles about previously unmanageable cases of anorexia, ADHD, schizophrenia, and many other problems. In 2007 White published Maps of Narrative Practice, a presentation of six kinds kinds of maps for therapeutic conversation.
Australian Narrative Therapy Centre
Marilyn explored the use of Narrative Ideas for her work in community. psychiatry in the late 1980’s. She worked as a counsellor for hospital and Mental Health Services until 1995 when she went into private practice with colleague Gaye Stockell. That practice continues today and provides counselling, training and supervision to individuals, families and services. Over the last twenty years Marilyn has trained in, developed, researched and taught narrative ideas both in Australia and overseas. Occasionally she has written and published some of this work. To complement the study of a Narrative perspective Marilyn also completed a Masters in cultural psychologies. Much of the clinical work that Marilyn deals with involves the issues of anxiety and depression. It is also a common feature of the work presented to her for consideration in supervision and team consultations.
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Practices at Paddington and Crows Nest.
Marilyn O'Neill Counsellor/Family & Couple therapist
Marilyn and Gaye have been involved in presenting Narrative Therapy Workshops in many parts of Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. They work in private practice, and meet with individuals, couples and families and provide group and agency supervision.
Gaye Stockell MA, MAPS (Psychologist).