Zan Maeder (they/them) works as a narrative therapist on Kaurna land (Adelaide). Zan has always worked in community services addressing the effects of gendered and sexual violence and injustice. Many of their early roles were in peer work settings, informing a deep respect for lived experience and local knowledges.
They discovered Narrative Practice through collaborations with the Dulwich Centre and went on to complete a Master’s degree in Narrative Therapy and Community work in 2019. They have since helped curate free online courses for the Dulwich Centre about ‘Feminism, Intersectionality and Narrative Practice’ and ‘Sexualities, Genders and Narrative Practice’.
Currently Zan provides counselling virtually- mostly with survivors of abuse and violence and queer and trans identified folk from across the country.