Narrative Therapy practised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Milton, Mississauga, and the surrounding areas, Anchoridge Counselling takes pride in the therapy practice offered to help clients with individual needs.
Stories matter to us: telling stories about ourselves, our relationships, and our hopes and dreams of the future shaps our sense of who we are. These stories are shaped and constrained by the stories that are carried in our social, political, and interpersonal contexts.
The stories we tell ourselves and others help us make sense of our experience, and we are seen as experts in our own lives. When that experience is problematic, the story of the problem can become so compelling that it can overshadow other stories of ourselves. The ideas in our culture that we take for granted as "real" are carried in our stories we learn the standards by which we measure ourselves and each other through stories we see and hear and tell one another. People often have to deal with self-blame, not realizing that distress could lie in external focus.
Narrative Therapy is a method of therapy that separates a person from their problem. It opens up conversations, which enable us to move away from problem stories and discover alternative, preferred stories of self, relationship, and future possibilities. It creates an opportunity for the stories to be rewritten in ways that are more empowering or more facilitative of well-being. Individuals can address their problems and stories based on their own values, rather than those that have been inflicted on them. Giving the individual the ownership to decide and re-live experience can be extremely powerful to their healing journey. This form of therapy also brings awareness to the capacities and strengths that people already have that they may not necessarily be aware of that can be of assistance in coping with what they struggle with.
Individuals, couples and even families can find Narrative Therapy beneficial.
Our goal is to connect you with the right mental health professional who will strive to empower you to reach a breakthrough within six to eight sessions. At Anchoridge, we know the value of giving compassionate, qualified counsellors the chance to work with the population they know best.