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Mrs Debra Gail Jinks

Senior Lecturer

Debra is Module Leader for 'Counselling Application' in year 1 and 'Evidence-based Coaching as Part of Integrative Practice' in year 2 on PGDip/MSc Integrative Counselling and Coaching.

    Debra's main passion is in working across the continuum of counselling and coaching. She has been a pioneer in developing, promoting and delivering the practice of Personal Consultancy and integrative coach-therapy - which has an approach to change that is proactive, practical and dynamic on the one hand as well as offering space to individuals and organisations to also work in a restorative way. She firmly believes that in order to achieve lasting change it is necessary to work at both ends of the spectrum.

    Debra was a founder board member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Coaching and the founding Chair of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP). She has been involved in delivery and development of the PGDip/MSc Integrative Counselling and Coaching since 2016 - the first programme in the country (possibly the world) to offer professional counsellor training that integrates coaching. Debra has a particular interest in the theory and practice of goal pursuit within the counselling professions and specifically Personal Consultancy. She makes a case for goal exploration that is subtle, refined and in tune with clients and their preferences.

    Her therapeutic background includes working with services for young people and addictions. She has delivered coaching and specialised training for organisations that include the NHS and Department of Education. Debra is a BACP accredited counsellor.



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    Supervising the integrative practitioner

    D. Jinks, G. Jinks. Nov 2014. AICTP journal.

    Personal Consultancy: A model for integrating counselling and coaching

    N. Popovic, D. Jinks. 2013. Routledge.

    Thinking about ethics in ICT (Integrative Coach-Therapy)

    D. Jinks, J. Sibley. Aug 2013. AICTP journal.

    What do you really want: an examination of the pursuit of goal setting in coaching

    D. Jinks, J. Russell. Aug 2012. International journal of evidence- based coaching and mentoring.



    The theory and practice of integrated psychological interventions

    The application of goal setting to Personal Consultancy



    Subject Areas

    - Professional Standards in Personal Consultancy

    - Systematic Approach to Integration of Counselling and Coaching

    - Clinical Supervision of the Integrative Practitioner