chapter  12
12 Pages

Evolution and reflection

ByViv Martin

In this chapter, the author reflects on the evolution of his particular approach to narrative inquiry. He suggests that a combination of the qualities of the person-centred approach with the questioning stance of narrative inquiry allows for effective scaffolding between landscapes of action and consciousness. The challenges faced by a counsellor moving from therapeutic to research conversations will vary according to core theoretical model, but will also be influenced by other factors such as personal style. The author certainly suggests that counsellors moving into research could expect personal changes and also changes within their counselling practice. He investigates the stories people told of illness, to develop a means of representing them in such a way as to touch the hearts and minds of listeners and readers, and thus to contribute to the mosaic of knowledge within the field of healthcare.