Gaye and Marilyn began working together as counselors in community mental health in 1988. They learnt about Narrative ideas in the late eighties and that brought exciting ideas and new energy to their therapeutic approach that has grown and developed to this day. This delight in the work that they do is evident in all areas of their practice. In their therapeutic endeavour they are persistent and hopeful about putting even the most difficult problems in their place and assisting people who consult them to move forward to a lifestyle that is less troubled and preferred by them.
In teaching and supervision their high regard for what can be made possible through good therapeutic approaches is engaging and energising. They consider it a privilege to support colleagues to work in ways that they consider respectful and helpful.
Gaye has furthered her academic qualifications at masters level in the areas of counseling Psychology and is a registered Psychologist
Marilyn has acquired a Masters in Cultural Psychologies an area that both she and Gaye have taught in. Marilyn is registered as a clinical member of CAPA
Marilyn and Gaye have trained and consulted extensively with both Michael White and David Epston the two original authors of the Narrative approach
›› Their Publications include:
Raymond's Story: from writing in progress Oneill M and stockell G 1995
Interview in, Beyond the Prison: Gathering Dreams of Freedom. Ed. Denborough. D. 1996. Part 3,ch.14, (b) Reclaiming stories of self. Dulwich Publications Adelaide
Dulwich Centre Newsletter. Challenging the Dominant Story: Behind the “Worthy of Discussion” Groups. Tapping., C. 1991 No 4
Conference presentation on co-research project “Bridging the Gap” in Narrative Therapy and Community Work Conference Collected Papers. Ed. Denborough. D.1991 Dulwich Publications. Adelaide
Collaborative Conversations with Colleagues: appreciating yourself and your work in Narrative Network News NNN23 March 2002
Researching ‘suicidal thoughts’ and archiving young people’s insider knowledges. O’Neill, M. in The International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work Issue: ‘Love’ 2004 No. 3. Dulwich Centre. Adelaide
For Poppy 1997 Stockell. G. in The personal is the Professional Ed.White. C., & Hales. J. Dulwich Publications Adelaide
Worthy of Discussion. O'Neill, M. & Stockell, G. (1991) Worthy of Discussion: a collaborative group therapy. In ANZ Journal of Family Therapy.
Marilyn and Gaye have extensive experience training trainers.
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).