Narrative Therapy strives to be a respectful and collaborative practice.  The collaborative element refers to finding a way of working that best suits the person.  Stories are shared in a therapeutic space to fully and richly describe preferred aspects of people's lives.  This can be understood as a way of reacquainting people with skills and knowledges of living that may have become disengaged from due to the influence of the problematic aspects of the story/stories.