Life Story Work

Life Story Work (LSW) takes the form of revealing, contextualising and processing known and unknown facts/opinions that have been gathered by Social Care about a young person's history.


LSW reduces shame/self-blame and brings about a sense of positive identity.  The LSW process creates the potential for healing conversations between carers and a young person through greater understanding about the past.


LSW sessions generally occur bi-weekly, lasting about an hour, and take place with carers and key workers present. At the end of the process a crafted book is presented to the young person with a record of the known facts – as well as their opinions/feelings. The book is intended to be shared with future carers as a way of honouring the young person's unique journey.


Separate consultation with carers can also support trauma resolution and therapeutic parenting strategies.



Contact us now about our Life Story Work therapies.