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Mr Gordon Hamilton Jinks

Principal Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Psychology, Counselling, Postgraduatetaught

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).

    BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist
    Chair of School Quality Committee
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    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.


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    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[No text in field].



    Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
    MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy