My name is Anita Gordon Wray. I have worked in the nursing and social services industries for many years. During this time I studied at Wigan College and gained an Advanced Diploma in counselling. For a time I was a BBC telephone counsellor, this involved talking to clients on the telephone and trying to help them come to terms with issues that were troubling them.
I have done voluntary work for the community health service, probation, Beacon Counselling Pastoral Service, and the Samaritans. I now work for Dr. Selvarajan.
My role includes building a mutually trusting, respectful and non-judgemental relationship between the patient and myself. This involves bringing warmth, understanding and encouragement into the interaction between the patient and counsellor, this helps the patient to probe deep within themselves bringing issues out that they may not have known was troubling them; this helps them to come to terms with, and hopefully successfully address their problems.
My current work and all of the other work above has involved
- Behavioural Therapy
- Contemporary Psychotherapy
- Bereavement work
- Marital and relationship issues
- Drug abuse
- Smoking and Alcohol misuse.
I have worked at Deane Clinic for many years, and greatly admire the work and commitment of the entire health team.