About Dr Jim Byrne

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Dr Jim’s Counselling Service, in Hebden Bridge, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK…

…and all over the world via Skype, Zoom, or telephone/ email counselling…

About Dr Jim Byrne, Doctor of Counselling

Updated on 25th August 2021

“Counselling is a wonderful 20th century invention. This view was expressed by Dr John McLeod, the author of a famous book, Introduction to Counselling. Our approach to counselling has evolved even further, to include all those elements which are important to the physical and mental health – and emotional well-being – of our counselling and therapy clients”.

Dr Jim Byrne, Doctor of Counselling.

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Dr Jim Byrne has developed the most holistic (or complete) model of counselling psychology, in collaboration with Renata Taylor-Byrne.  And he has also developed the most comprehensive approach to delivering therapeutic results to his clients.

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To celebrate the ending of the Covid-19 lockdown rules (in the UK), and to acknowledge the current financial difficulties that we all face, I am offering two reductions in my fees, for new clients who commence counselling with me after the 12th August:

  1. The first is that I am reducing the cost of my Enhanced Main Service from £300.00 to £180.00. (Therefore, for the next several weeks, you can get one round of my Enhanced Main Service – which consists of: two face to face meetings, plus 5 or 6 follow-up psycho-educational documents – for just £180.00). This represents a saving of £120.00 for each round of this service that you undertake.
  2. And the second reduction is that, when you complete two rounds of my Enhanced Main Service, you get the third round free. This represents a saving of a further £300.00.
  3. So if you complete three rounds of my Enhanced Main Service, then you will save £420.00 (for new clients, for the next few weeks only).

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Hello,

Whatever your problem might be, there is a good chance that I can help you!

drjim-counsellor1My name is Jim Byrne, and I have a doctoral degree in counselling.

I am in my 23rd year of professional practice as a counsellor/ coach/ psychotherapist in private practice.

Over the past 22+ years, I have helped more than 1,000 individuals (including many couples) to overcome problems of anger, anxiety, depression, stress, poor self-confidence or self-esteem; couple conflict; communication skills difficulties; childhood trauma problems; personality and attachment issues; and all manner of problems at home and in work.

My doctoral degree in counselling (DCoun) is from the University of Manchester, UK (2002-2009).  I also hold: A master’s degree in education (MA(Ed)) from the Open University, UK (1991-1994). And a diploma in counselling psychology and psychotherapy (DipCPPsych-Rus) from Rusland College, Bath, UK (2001-2003).

I am an accredited Fellow of the International Society of Professional Counsellors; and a member of Counselling (CCC-Reg).

I also have two certificates in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RE&CBT), from the Albert Ellis Institute, NYC, with the University of Birmingham (November 2005); and the old Institute for REBT, in Bristol, UK (November 1999) – though I no longer practice anything like CBT/REBT.

Instead, I practice an emotive-cognitive-narrative system of counselling which integrates the best and most useful elements of the fifteen or so systems I have studied, including minor fragments of CBT; combined with lots of Attachment theory, Affect regulation theory, Object relations theory, Personality Adaptations theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Person-centered counselling, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt therapy, and many others.  (My system is called Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy, or E-CENT counselling for short.  What is E-CENT counselling?***)  And it is probably the deepest, most rounded system of counselling and therapy currently on offer anywhere in the world!

E-CENT counselling also incorporates insights into the body-brain-mind link (including the importance of diet, exercise, sleep, relaxation, and so on).

So we deal with the whole client, and not just with your ‘mind’.

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If you would like my help, please contact me today:

cropped-abc-coaching-counselling-charles-2019.jpgYou can contact me by phone: 01422 843 629 (from inside the UK)

Or 44 1422 843 629 from outside the UK).

Email: Dr Jim’s email.***

Back to ABC Coaching and Counselling Services Home Page.***

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More information about my counselling services

Welcome to my unique personal development process (which combines elements of counselling psychology; coaching psychology; problem solving strategies; empowering philosophies of life; healthy lifestyle guidance; and emotional, behavioural and relationship skills training/coaching/counselling).

This is a richer and deeper approach than conventional counselling, coaching and psychotherapy, as will be obvious from the following list of component elements of my Main Service:

Main Service (Enhanced in July 2021)

This enhanced service should cost £300.00, but for a few months I am making it available for just £180.00. This what you will get:

  1. I will ask you to complete two or three (or more) assessment questionnaires (which assess your childhood experiences and your current lifestyle, etc.) I will analyze those questionnaire to learn what I can about the background to your current problem(s).)
  2. I will then provide you with a 45 to 60 minute meeting – over Skype or Zoom, or face to face in Hebden Bridge. This first meeting is also part of the assessment process, but usually involves some incidental elements of therapy.
  3. After our meeting, I will write up a Session Review Report, (which I will send to you, normally within 36-48 hours of our meeting), which will summarize my analysis of your problems, and list those resources (information and psycho-educational documents [1]) which I will send to you.
  4. My current practice is to send 5 or 6 documents over a period of 30 days, fairly evenly spaced out, to allow time for you to read and digest each document before the next one arrives. (However, if you are the kind of person who does not learn easily from written texts, then please take a look at my Pure Talk Therapy service.***)
  5. At the end of the 30 days, we will have a follow-up counselling session to review what you have been learning.  The most likely agenda for this second session will include such questions as these:
    1. Have you managed to solve some or all of your original problem?
    2. What outstanding questions or issues do you have?
    3. How do you now feel about your original problem?
    4. How can I help you to move further forward in your life? Etc.
  6. There will not be any follow-up documents after this second counselling session.
  7. If you still need more help to resolve your problem(s), at the end of this first round of my Enhanced Main Service, then you can repeat this Service, or opt for a single session of Pure Talk Therapy for just £120.00 (with no further assessments, and no follow up documents!)
  8. And if you pay for two rounds of my Enhanced Main Service, or my Pure Talk Therapy service, I am willing to offer you a third session for free.

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[1] Psycho-educational documents is a fancy way of saying I have written all kinds of Guidance Notes on various subjects for a broad range of clients over a period of more than twenty years; and I cherry pick those documents and send you the kinds of guidance notes that I consider to be exactly what you need to learn at this stage in your life course!

Here is a list of my main specialisms. Each of those specialisms has its own information page. To go to any specific information page, please click the relevant link below:

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Or take a look at our current books in print, at the ABC Bookstore.

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To find out more, please go to:

# Face to face counselling, coaching and psychotherapy in Hebden Bridge, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX7 8HJ
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# Information page about telephone, email and Skype counselling***

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Counselling via web-camera and Skype

# Unsolicited client testimonials.***

I have received a large number of unsolicited client testimonials, hundreds of which can be found by clicking the link above.

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Here’s a little video clip which explains some of the latest revisions in this system of counselling and therapy: https://youtu.be/FLhfzYQtayo

I am a Fellow Member of the International Society of Professional Counsellors (FISPC), and a Registered Member of Counselling (CCC.Reg).

I am in my twenty-third year (as at the end of November 2020) as a counsellor in private practice, in Hebden Bridge, and all over the world via the telephone system, Skype-webcam, and by email. During that time, I have helped more than one thousand clients, and some of them have sent me unsolicited testimonials about what they gained from working with me.***

Three sample client testimonials:

♣ To Jim: “…At our previous session, your main intervention had the precision of an acupuncture needle hitting the spot.  I felt a great sense of relief from depression and stress immediately.  I felt so light and free.  Thank you. …  See you next week”.

J.K.K., Wakefield, West Yorkshire. (Three sessions of F2F counselling for emotional distress).

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♣ “Dear Jim, I’ve been thinking back over the past year, and I really appreciate the great benefit I got from your guidance of my self-reflection.  I have learned so much from you. And I am so much more sorted out than I was.  Thank you”.

P.A.N., Crag Vale, Calderdale.  (36 sessions of Face 2 face counselling for stress and anxiety, and relationship maladaptation).

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♣ “Hey Jim, … I continue to benefit from the Mind Hut, or Windows Model, at every opportunity when I’m in a bad emotional state, including depressive moments. It takes just half an hour or less and I recover a good emotional state that is also durable. … With appreciation for the work you do, I salute you and I will keep you as a reference point”.

M.V.S., Madrid, Spain (Two email counselling sessions for depression and stress).

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During the coronavirus pandemic, I am available via telephone, Skype and email; but not face-to-face.  And this situation is likely to continue until 22nd June 2021…

Further information:

# Face to face counselling, coaching and psychotherapy in Hebden Bridge, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX7 8HJ
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# Information page about telephone, email and Skype counselling***

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# Unsolicited client testimonials.***

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cropped-abc-coaching-counselling-charles-2019.jpgYou can contact me by phone: 01422 843 629 (from inside the UK)

Or 44 1422 843 629 from outside the UK).

Email: Dr Jim’s email.***

Back to ABC Coaching and Counselling Services Home Page.***

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ABC Bokstore Bold, by CharlesI have also researched and written (and/or co-authored) more than twenty books on counselling, personal development and self-help related subjects – including anger, anxiety, depression; diet, exercise, sleep; stress and couple relationships; how to write a new life for yourself – plus some stories – and brief descriptions can be viewed on the homepage of the ABC Bookstore Online UK.***

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Counselling via web-camera and Skype

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