Gordon Jinks

Mr Gordon Jinks

Principal Lecturer, Programme Leader

Counselling and psychotherapy

, School of Psychology

Gordon Jinks is Head of Programme for the PGDip and MA Counselling & Psychotherapy.  His approach is integrative and his main research interest is the client's experience of therapy.

Areas Of Interest

  • The client experience in counselling and psychotherapy
  • What clients learn from therapy and how this is subsequently applied to new problems or issues which arise
  • How integrative therapists make choices about how to work with different clients
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OVERVIEW

Gordon Jinks is Head of Programme for the PGDip and MA Counselling & Psychotherapy. His approach is integrative and his main research interest is the client's experience of therapy.

Gordon is an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist with many years experience as a practitioner in the NHS, University counselling services and the voluntary sector. He has been involved in counsellor training for 25 years on a variety of programmes. He has been programme leader for the postgraduate counselling & psychotherapy programme at UEL since 2005, and is a contributor to some of the key texts in the field, including the chapter 'Specific Strategies and Techniques' in the Sage Handbook of Counselling & Psychotherapy (2012, 3rd Edition, Sage).

External roles

  • Chair of School Quality Committee
  • Academic Link for ThePlace2Be

CURRENT RESEARCH

Gordon's research interests centre on the client in counselling & psychotherapy. He has explored the client's experience of therapeutic process, and in particular what clients learn from therapy and how this is subsequently applied to new problems or issues which arise in their lives.

He is currently focussed on how integrative therapists make choices about how to work with different clients and the issue of finding a way of working that fits with the client's preferences and existing ways of understanding themselves, the world and the process of change.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Applied Psychology: research, training and practice. Bayne, R. and Jinks, G. (Eds). 2013. Sage
  • How to Survive Counsellor Training. Bayne, R. and Jinks, G.. 2010. Palgrave MacMillan
  • The Counsellor's Handbook (3rd Edition). Bayne, R., Jinks, G., Collard, P. and Horton, I.. 2008. Nelson Thornes

TEACHING

PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy

This long-established and hugely popular course is fully accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

It is designed to provide training in an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy.

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MA Counselling and Psychotherapy

The MA Counselling and Psychotherapy top-up course is aimed at students who have completed a BACP-accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy or equivalent professional training.

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