This text offers insight into how being listened to, respected, responded to, and encouraged appropriately can enable even the most grotesque stories to take shape, be pulled apart and re-enacted into more healing ones. An engaging read. It demonstrates the deep value of reflexivity and reflection upon one's own practice and its relationship to personal life, the role of story and narrative both in understanding ourselves and our patients, and the effectiveness of paying attention to the full range of our own and our patients being - physical, social, spiritual, and emotional. This is a complex business and must be accepted as such.' - British Journal of General Practice 'The title of this work understates the content, since the book contains far more than the narrative approaches-though this aspect is at the centre of it. It is in fact four books: a case study of two brothers, both sexually abused in childhood; an account of one therapist's methodology; a characterisation of the impact of child sexual abuse; and a book about and of writing about abuse about adult survivors. Overall, this is a book that anyone working with child sexual abuse should sample.' - Facts And Fiction 'The book is an exemplar of collaborative experiential research. The methodology would appeal to all those with an interest in researching the human condition. This book would be of value to nurses who wish to help men who have been sexually abused, to male nurses who are coming to terms with their own experience of sexual abuse, and also to graduate and undergraduate students of nursing research. Highly recommended.' - Nursing Times 'I found the latter sections of the book in which the author defends her research methodology to be intriguing and recommend it to any counselling research student as a guide to the thinking which can underlie qualitative research methods.