Sydney Narrative Therapy

David Newman

David Newman

Sydney Narrative Therapy offers individual, relationship and family therapy as well as supervision and training for practitioners. It was originally established as Charing Cross Narrative Therapy in 2001 by David Newman.

As well as his therapy work at Sydney Narrative Therapy, David works at Uspace, a psychiatric unit for young people in St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and is a faculty member of the Adelaide based Dulwich centre, one of the homes of narrative therapy and community work.

He is also an honorary clinical fellow at the University of Melbourne School of Social Work. His teaching assignments have taken him to some diverse places including Brazil, Nepal, Turkey, Rwanda, Hong Kong, Palestine and Greece.

David has been doing therapeutic work with people since the early 1990s and has been particularly drawn to the ideas of narrative therapy over those years. He has worked with people around diverse experiences including domestic violence and sexual assault, relationship and family problems, the perpetration of violence, brain injuries, addiction, grief and mental health. This work has often involved working with groups or communities as well as individual therapy work.

NB: I will still be meeting with individuals, couples and families over the following months, although I will be increasingly meeting electronically via Skype, phone or other online platforms such as Zoom. Please contact me if you’d like to discuss meeting in person, which at this stage is an option with appropriate ‘social-distancing’. Thanks!