Established since 1998

ABC Coaching and Counselling Services in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire; and in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and for English speakers all over the world

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


Hello and welcome to ABC Coaching and Counselling Services, in Hebden Bridge, and all over the world (apart from California!) via the telephone system, Skype and email exchanges.

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

A1, Jim and Nata counselling homepage

Both Jim and Renata are informed by the most comprehensive system of counselling/coaching in existence today (as at December 2019). This system deals with the body-brain-mind of the client, as well as their (current and earlier) physical and social environments.


About Dr Jim Byrne’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Division

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, personality issues, 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!”


My expertise is based on my twenty years of experience with clients with all manner of problems – plus my professional training at the University of Manchester – and the research and application that went into writing more than twenty books.***

For more information about my services, please see Dr Jim’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Division.***


About Renata Taylor-Byrne’s Counselling and Coaching Division

Why should anybody consult me? This is what I can offer:

renata-taylor-byrne-lifestyle-coachFirstly, I see my clients as people who want to get the most out of life, but sometimes they come slap bang up against problems that they don’t know how to solve.

That’s where I can show them the many ways that they can tackle the challenges they are facing, and help them to choose a solution that works for them.



The main kinds of problems with which I can help include the following:

(1) Managing their stress levels

(2) Managing their anger

(3) Developing their self-confidence and self-esteem

(4) Speaking in public, including presentations, examinations, or job interviews

(5) Using nutrition and exercise to control their anger, anxiety and depression

(6) Sleep problems, which flow from insufficient sleep, or sleep disruption


For more information about my services, please see Renata’s Lifestyle Coaching/Counselling Division.***


Counselling and self-help books

ABC Bokstore Bold, by CharlesWe also research, write and publish a range of books related to counselling, coaching and self-help, and these can be viewed here:

The ABC Bookstore Online UK.***


—– Counselling and psychotherapy books.***


—– Self-help books.***


—– Critiques of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy.***


Dr Jim's office2At counselling diploma level, Jim Byrne studied psychodynamic psychotherapy; person centred counselling; Transactional Analysis (TA); Behaviour therapy; Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT); Cognitive Therapy (CT); and several others systems: (a total of fifteen in all).

He subsequently tried to integrate REBT, TA, Gestalt therapy and Narrative therapy; but the REBT component fell apart in his hands.  However, in the process, he added back the body to the simple ABC model, producing a complex ABC model.

He then developed a model which looked at human emotional disturbances in terms of Events; how we Frame them; and the Responses produced. He called this the EFR model.

But soon afterwards he developed a more satisfactory model – the Holistic SOR Model – which deals with the Stimuli (S) which affect the body-brain-mind (or Organism [O]), which then affects the Response (R) of the organism, in terms of feelings and behaviours.  This gave rise to the creation of Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT).

He now assesses his clients’ problems in terms of their diet and nutrition; level of exercise or sedentary lifestyle; sleep sufficiency and quality; relaxation, time and capacity; balance of work, rest and play; connection to nature – in terms of fresh air, trees, water and so on, or walking in nature; unresolved problems from their family of origin (attachment issues and personality adaptations); connections to others, including current relationships; communication skills; current stressors and stress management skills; and many other factors.  And he seeks to help his clients to heal by getting them to work on the most important elements of their lifestyle and life history.

This is the most holistic form of counselling, coaching and psychotherapy available in the world today; and it is practiced exclusively by Dr Jim Byrne and Renata Taylor-Byrne.


Research on lifestyle counselling issues

ecent logos 3We also operate the Institute for Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT), which can be found here:

The E-CENT Institute.***


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.***





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