Narrative therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals change the stories or narratives they have constructed about themselves and their lives. The approach was developed in the 1980s by Australian therapist Michael White and his collaborator David Epston.

In narrative therapy, the therapist works with the patient to explore and deconstruct the dominant narratives that have shaped their understanding of themselves and their experiences. These narratives may be influenced by cultural, societal, or familial beliefs, and can often be limiting or negative in nature.
The therapist helps the patient to identify and challenge these narratives, and to construct new, more empowering stories that reflect their strengths, values, and aspirations. This process of re-authoring their life story can help individuals to feel more in control of their lives, develop a stronger sense of self, and to improve their overall well-being.

Narrative therapy can be applied to a wide range of mental health issues, including depressionanxiety, trauma, and relationship difficulties. It is often used in conjunction with other therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based therapies.