ABSTRACT

When Mrs T (Chapter Four) asked me what she could tell her twin boys about the death of their father, I had expected to help the family create a coherent and meaningful story. Therefore when the family left their penultimate session with what seemed to me like a set of disconnected theses, I did not see our work together as "done". However, the T family showed me that the coherence of a narrative is not created in the therapy room. Instead it evolves in the course of its telling and its living. I could never have imagined the creative ways in which Daniel, Benjamin, and their mother went on to make use of the stories that we had explored in our sessions together.