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Dr Gillian Rayner
Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
School of Nursing & Midwifery
University of Salford

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

Biography:
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 Trainer. My PhD research was Interpersonal processes and self-injury. I used Bricolage as a methodology and analysed interviews using projective Identification as a concept with staff and clients who self-injured to view the interpersonal processes.Self-injury emerged as a coping strategy for shame and also produced a shame eliciting reaction from others, creating a clear interpersonal maintenance cycle. I am presently in the process of publishing this work. I also have academic and research interest in interpersonal processes and case conceptualisation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

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

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  1. Self harm and suicide amongst children and young people in Knowsley a collaborative workforce development project in partnership with Knowsley council and Knowsley clinical Commissioning Group
  2. Countertransference and self-injury: a cognitive behavioural cycle
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