Nicole Dickson on the Institute for Creative Conversation, narrative therapy and her PhD research

Nicole Dickson is co-creator and leader of the Institute for Creative Conversation (I4CC), an NPO, which explores ways to weave narrative practices and pastoral theology into a meaningful ‘Narrative of Care’.

The Institute attempts to help people grapple with the stories that have shaped their lives and therefore their sense of well-being and identity. Narrative practices help people to clarify for themselves the problems and situations that prevent them from having the kinds of lives and relationships that they might wish for.

Nicky worked at Northfield Methodist Church for 15 years, and has over 20 year’s experience in counselling, workshops and training.

She has a Masters in Pastoral Theology and has presented papers at several conferences. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Pastoral Therapy.

Nicole spoke to Russell Pollitt SJ about her work, the Institute and the research she is undertaking for her doctoral thesis.

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ is the Director of the Jesuit Institute and is interested in the impact that communications technology has on society and spirituality. He regularly comments on South African Politics and various issues in the Catholic Church. @rpollittsj
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