Rita Wright is a psychodynamic counsellor with more than three decades of experience. An addiction specialist and CBT practitioner, she has also written a novel, a self-help book, and ghosted several biographies. Now retired, she has set up ‘The Anna M Wright Art Foundation’ and several exhibitions to raise funds to help people who are in danger of taking their own lives, or have lost a loved one to suicide.
Anna M Wright was a student at The Surrey Institute of Art and Design where she attained a BA First Class Honours Diploma in fashion and illustration. Although she was plagued with mental health issues throughout her life, there were many years of happiness and success. She illustrated fashion designs ‘around the world’ with BBC World Services and travelled to Delhi to design several collections for some of the most famous global high-street outlets. In 2015 she moved to Paris – a place she felt she ‘belonged’, and was welcomed into the Parisian art scene where she exhibited work entitled ‘sono le sei meno un quarto’ with Dessins Partages. Anna’s solo exhibition was shelved due to the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris – an event of aggression that saw her fall back into a dark depression and untimely death at the age of 37 years.