Therapeutic Life Story Work 
Therapeutic Life Story Work is a way to help people to make sense of their past experiences, including difficult or traumatic stories, to put them into context and understand the journey of their identity. It is a therapeutic process, based on traditional Life Story work but with a more therapeutic method, as introduced by Prof. Richard Rose. 
 
Therapeutic Life Story Work adopts a strength-based approach underpinned by psychodynamic principles, helping the person process their past and work through their trauma in a safe space. 
The benefit of Therapeutic Life Story Work is being able to link your childhood past to current feelings and behaviour and to the impact on someone’s life. 
Therapeutic Life Story Work involves four stages: 
 
Assessment/Consultation 
Information Gathering 
Direct Work Sessions 
Follow Up/Ending 
 
It is suitable for people who need a deeper understanding of, and opportunity to explore, their life history. Direct work involves working with the person together over 6-18 sessions, through 1 hour fortnightly sessions. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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