Adelaide Narrative Therapy  Collective


Dahlia Elsayed Some Heavy Indulgences 2009 *

Used with permission of the artist.

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Copy of Copy of Narrative Questions
Copy of Copy of Narrative Questions

Adelaide Narrative Therapy Collective privileges the health and well-being of all those registered for upcoming workshops and therapy sessions. COVID-Safe precautions will be observed. 

Narrative Invitational Therapy with Violence and Abuse

2022 TBC

Narrative Invitational Therapy with Violence and Abuse

 Introduction to Narrative Therapy

2022 TBC

Introduction to Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy Intensive Level One

2022 TBC

Narrative Therapy Intensive Level One


* We are now offering Zoom participation concurrent with physical workshops, and separate zoom trainings. For participants in South Australia we believe that we can safely deliver workshops under this guideline and with agreement from all participants. Dates, locations and modes of training and workshops are subject to change, and we will try to accommodate all preferences. ​


Adelaide Narrative Therapy Collective is a nimble affiliation of experienced practitioners engaged in work with persons, couples, families and communities in a wide variety of settings. We share years of interest in practising and sharing what has come to be called Narrative Therapy. You can find out more about each of us in facilitator biographies attached to workshops.

Narrative Therapy & Invitational Practices explores the political, social and relational perspectives of power that support violence and abuse, and which contribute to trauma, disrespect and deep hurt in our society.

All of us have been influenced deeply by the work of Michael White, the teaching of Maggie Carey, Shona Russell and Rob Hall of Narrative Practices Adelaide, Alan Jenkins, Alison Newton and Maxine Joy of NADA.


Michael White (d.2008) together with David Epston developed and extended Narrative ideas and practices over several decades. Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends was published in 1990 and Maps of Narrative Practice in 2007.

About us




Sonja Baram is a narrative therapist and counsellor with 15 years experience in community Adult and Family Relationship counselling. Sessions can be focussed on a particular issue to explore from a Invitational Narrative and Trauma Informed approach. Sonja has years of experience in Specialised Family Violence, Family Law Counselling and Childhood Sexual Abuse Counselling. 


Sessions may be long termed focused on respectful relationships and understanding identity or the self in relation to one's own preferences for living and others.

Sonja is a clinical counsellor, member of PACFA.

Terry Callahan is a narrative practitioner of twenty years experience in community settings and private practice. He provides general counselling and supervision and has a particular interest in working with men, their partners and children around concerns with family violence and abuse. Counselling is also available for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Terry is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW). 


Mark Byrne is a counsellor providing therapeutic engagement to support people and address the effects of violence/abuse, including childhood sexual abuse. Further Mark endeavours to support people to stop their practices of violence, through Narrative and Invitational conversations enabling ethical change.

Mark is informed by approaches of Narrative Therapy and by the Invitational Approach developed by Alan Jenkins. Mark also works in Uniting Communities across the Specialised Family Violence Service, the Child Sexual Abuse Service, and at Aboriginal Community Connect -supporting people impacted by the nexus of violence, abuse and alcohol/drug use. This work has led Mark to explore social and political perspective on relations of violence and to explore his own professional/personal relationship to power and lesser questioned forms of violence.

Phone and online (zoom, skype, etc) counselling is also available.

For inquiries with regard to counselling and therapy for individuals, couples, families or groups  please call us at Adelaide Narrative (affiliated with NADA) on 046 883 0881 or fill in form below.

We are affiliated with Re-Authoring Teaching in Vermont USA for International Narrative Therapy Training & Collaboration. Counselling is also available with Sarah Atkinson based in the Northern Territory Australia. who is affiliated with Adelaide Narrative Therapy Collective. We are proud to have been associated with Narrative Practices Adelaide  and  NADA. Please find out more on our Affiliations page.



Adelaide Narrative Therapy Collective, Counselling and Teaching offers support to individual practitioners and agencies who are wanting to pursue ongoing reflection on their work through a narrative lens. When interest permits, we also offer small group supervision.

Supervision can be provided onsite, via Zoom or at Adelaide Narrative Counselling and Teaching offices at NADA, Hindmarsh.

Appointments for supervision can be made through our online booking system. If you would like to discuss supervision before making a booking, please contact us.

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*Logo image courtesy of artist DAHLIA ELSAYED: "I use painting, installation and sculpture to make fictional landscapes that refer to east/west marginality in pictorial spaces that are simultaneously flat and real. My work is based on pairing diasporan narrative with a terra firma, connecting internal and external sense of place and creating myth pictures for placelessness. These allegorical landscapes use a symbolic vocabulary rooted in cartography, comics and cosmology to make visual narratives that tell unreliable oral histories and anticipate alternate futures. My interest in these themes stems from my own experience of displacement over multiple generations of my family. These involuntary movements from continent to continent, with little belongings but much in story, have formed the way I think about place and lore. I make work to connect the material and concrete to the ephemeral shapes of a personal geography."To see Dahlia's work go to