Established since 1998

ABC Coaching and Counselling Services

Our counselling service can help you with problems of anger, anxiety and depression counselling; stress management, anger management; and couples therapy; life coaching, lifestyle counselling, and attachment relationship problems


Hello and welcome to ABC Coaching and Counselling Services, in Hebden Bridge, and all over the world via email, telephone, and Skype/webcam.

This is the website of Jim Byrne and Renata Taylor-Byrne.

Dr Jim Byrne and Renata Taylor-Byrne in their office space
Dr Jim Byrne and Renata Taylor-Byrne provide a range of counselling, coaching and psychotherapy services in Hebden Bridge, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX7

We offer a range of counselling, coaching, psychotherapy, mentoring and guidance services, for adults who want to change and grow; who want to overcome practical and emotional problems; and who want to take responsibility for conscious direction of their own lives.  We work with both individuals and couples on their problems of everyday living.

We also write and publish counselling-related books: for counsellors; counselling students; and self-help enthusiasts.


Counselling is essentially about talking through your problems; exploring the practicalities, the possibilities, the interpretations and the scope for change: “At the heart of any form of counselling is making a space to talk it through.  This phrase is offered as a kind of touchstone … and operates as a reminder of what the role of counselling actually is in relation to the troubles that people experience…”

Quotation from: John McLeod, 2007, Counselling Skill, page 3. (86).


Counselling, coaching and psychotherapy in Hebden Bridge

Dr Jim’s Counselling Division

Copyright (c) Jim Byrne, 9th August 2019


For couples therapy; relationship skills and attachment problems; anger management; stress management; habit building or habit change; confidence building; anxiety and panic problems; grief and depression; lifestyle coaching; assertiveness training; and general body-brain-mind integration…


“Counselling is a wonderful 20th century invention”, which you can use to find a better path through life than the one you are currently on; or to solve a specific problem.


DrJimOffice7-001Hello and welcome to my main  webpage.  My name is Jim Byrne and I have a doctoral degree in counselling from the University of Manchester, UK.

Do you want my help with a specific problem, or are you seeking to improve the quality of your life overall?

Do not believe you have to suffer in silence! 

Do not conclude that it is weak to ask for help! 

No person is an island, complete unto themselves!

I am a doctor of counselling, in my twenty-first year in private practice in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire; and all over the world via the telephone system and Skype, and/or email exchanges, etc.

I am a Fellow Member of the International Society of Professional Counsellors (FISPC).

I have helped more than one thousand individuals to overcome distressing problems of anger, anxiety, depression, stress, panic, traumatic experience, couple conflict, insecure attachment, and so on.

And one of my clients recently told me:

(Spoken during a counselling session): “I am a fully-functioning human being now, for the first time in my life, and that is all down to the help you’ve given to me over the long journey I’ve been on with you!”


If you would like further information, or to set up an appointment, please email me at


Or phone me at 01422 843 629

Or take a look at my Telephone, Skype or Email Counselling Services***.

And, if you want to read some more about my services, please click the following link for Dr Jim’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Division.***


Counselling offers a private, secure ‘space’ in which to reflect upon the life and circumstances of the client: “What is meant by ‘a space’ in the context of counselling?  What kind of space is this?  It is a space that exists both in the life of the person who wishes to talk about a problem, and in the relationship between that person and their counsellor.  One of the (main ideas) is that it is important to understand people as living their lives within a personal niche that they have made for themselves (with social shaping – JB) within their own society and culture.  This niche, or personal world, can at times be hard to live in – things go wrong.  Counselling is a space outside of the person’s everyday life, in which they can stand back from their routine and reflect on what they might wish to do to change things to make them better”.

John McLeod, Counseling Skill, Page 4. (93).


Lifestyle Coaching/Counselling Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge Coaching and Counselling Service


Welcome to my counselling/coaching/mentoring service for adults who want to work on some aspect of their problems of daily living. My name is Renata Taylor-Byrne, and I’ve been involved in coaching, counselling, and personal development for many years.

Nata-Lifestyle-coach8If you want to improve your life, then I can help you!

Are you stuck and need help to find a new way forward in life?

Are you experiencing problems of: Stress? Sleep disruption? Lack of energy, possibly related to diet and nutrition?

Have you lost direction or focus in life, and need help to refine your goals, or to discipline yourself to work towards those goals?

Do you want to exercise but can never make it happen? Or is your problem some other ingrained habit?

Do you want more self-confidence and greater self-esteem; or to be able to stick up for yourself better, and communicate more easily and powerfully with others?

Or do you want to improve your public-speaking skills?

If you are grappling with any of the problems listed above, or related problems, then I can help you.


My name is Renata Taylor-Byrne, and I’ve been involved in coaching, counselling, and personal development for many years.

Nata-Lifestyle-coach8To get more information, or to set up an appointment, please call me today,

On 01422 843 629 (from inside the UK);


Or 44 1422 843 629 (from abroad).


Or email me on renata@abc-counselling.org

Or, to read some more about my services, please click the following link for Renata’s Lifestyle Coaching/Counselling Service.***


Defining counselling: “Because counselling is an intimate form of learning, it demands a practitioner who is willing to shed stereotyped roles and be a real person in a relationship.  It is precisely within the context of such a person-to-person relationship that the client experiences growth”.

Gerald Corey, Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy, page 15. (98)



We sell self-help books…and books about counselling and personal development



Books about anger, anxiety, depression; couple relationships; stress; diet, nutrition, physical exercise, and sleep science; plus counselling, coaching, and psychotherapy…

For self-help enthusiasts; students; counsellors, coaches, and psychotherapists, plus social workers and educators

Our self-help books, and books about counselling and related topics – both paperbacks and eBooks – are thoroughly researched, clearly written; edited; and published by the Institute for Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT).

Books by Dr Jim Byrne and Renata Taylor-Byrne

Cover designs by Charles Saul and Will Sutton

Updated on 9th August 2019



Hello, and welcome to this introductory statement about our self-help books and books about counselling related subjects.

We currently sell books on anger, anxiety, depression, couple relationships, and stress.

Plus the link between diet, exercise and sleep, on the one hand, and mental health and emotional well-being on the other.  Here are just three examples of the eighteen books that we currently have in print:

Front cover2
Front cover, sleep book, Feb 2019
Front cover, DIY Couples, 2
Anger, resentment and forgiveness:

How to get your inappropriate anger under reasonable control

Safeguard Your Sleep and Reap the Rewards:

Better health, happiness and resilience

How to Quickly Fix Your Couple Relationship:

A brief DIY handbook for serious lovers

We have also published one psychological mystery story; and one fictionalized autobiography; both for their therapeutic value.

If you want to see some brief details about our eighteen most popular books in print – many of which exist as a paperback and as an eBook (Kindle) – then please click the following link: ABC Bookstore Online.***


Free resources on counselling-related topics

We also offer some free resources on counselling related topics, which are helpful for counselling students and self-help enthusiasts.  And we have lots of links pages.

For more, please take a look at our Site Map.***


Footer information

If searching for us on Bing Maps, or Google Maps, then please search for 27 Keighley Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8HJ, UK.

The reason for the current confusion is that most mapping systems have mismanaged the mapping of this area! (To be fair, it’s not an easy area to map!)

Here is our location on Bing Maps: https://binged.it/2JAQEHv

If you want to write to us, then please use our official address, as used by the Post Office: 27 Wood End, Keighley Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8HJ, West Yorkshire, UK.


For further information, please:

Telephone: 01422 843 629 (UK): 44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK)

Or email us: Jim Byrne


Renata Taylor-Byrne


A1, Jim and Nata counselling homepage

We follow a set of ethical codes which are described on our personal pages.  We help adults only, aged above 18 years, and preferably above 21 years of age.  We do not do any work with children.


You can find us on Bing Maps, at this location: https://binged.it/2DkGJFw

Or on Google Maps, at this location: 27 Keighley Road, HX7 8HJ


We also sell books, on our dedicated website at ABC Bookstore Online.***


To check our Alexa rank, please click the following link: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/abc-counselling.org



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