Deidre Ikin lives in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Australia. She currently works in private practice providing counselling, group work, supervision and training. She has worked in rural and remote regions of Australia, largely in cross cultural contexts with Indigenous Australian peoples and more recently as a counsellor for members of the Stolen Generations and others who experienced abuse in institutions or out of home care. Narrative practices provide ways that she can attend to power relations, historical context, identity and personal agency. She has a special interest in using definitional ceremony and re-membering practices with individuals, groups and communities who have experienced trauma or marginalisation. Commencing studies with Michael White in 1999 she joined the Collab Salon in 2015 as a way to remain connected to others using narrative practices through learning, inspiration, sharing of ideas and support.