Narrative Therapy seeks, by developing mutual agreement between therapist and client that the memory and story is nonpathological, to use the act of telling the story as part of the resolution of the dysfunction. In telling and retelling the narrative, the client is asked to include the “absent but implicit” threads,
“Rather than transforming the person, narrative therapy aims to transform the effects of the problem.” (http://www.goodtherapy.org/narrative-therapy.html)
in the presentation of a problem. By exploring the impact of the problem, it is possible to identify what is truly important and valuable to a person in a broader context, beyond the problem.