GC Rayner

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

School of Nursing & Midwifery

University of Salford

Counselling and Psychotheray, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Interpersonal processes, Self-harm, Personality Disorder, Complex needs, Projective Identification, Transference and counter transference

With over 27 years experience in Nursing, Counselling and Psychotherapy I have chosen to work with people who have complex interpersonal issues, especially self-injury. I have worked in many mental health settings ranging from Forensic MH to Liaison Psychiatry providing psychotherapy and counselling for clients individually or in groups. My interest in self-harm brought me to teach at Salford where I have worked with colleagues to design and provide courses in working with people who self-harm or have a diagnosis of Personality Disorder.  I have also designed, managed and facilitated an hons degree and masters programme in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I currently am accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cogntive Psychotherapy as a Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Traimore...

RGN, RMN, PGDip CBT, PGCE, MA counselling, PhD

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  1. Rayner, GC and Warne, AR 2016, 'Interpersonal processes and self-injury : a qualitative study using Bricolage' , Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 23 (1) , pp. 54-65.
  2. Rayner, G, Allen, SL and Johnson, M 2005, 'Countertransference and self-injury: a cognitive behavioural cycle' , Journal of Advanced Nursing, 50 (1) , pp. 12-19.
  3. Rayner, G and Warner, S 2003, 'Self-harming behaviour: from lay perceptions to clinical practice' , Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 16 (4) , pp. 305-329.