ABC Coaching and Counselling Newsletter

ABC Newsletter

6th July 2016

Book-cover-frontThis is the first substantial Newsletter since September 2015.  In this issue, we include the most important developments of the recent past, from ABC Coaching and Counselling Services, and the Institute for E-CENT.

New book on Holistic Counselling in Practice

The big event of the recent past has been the announcement, on 4th July, that our new book is now available at Amazon.  This book is entitled, Holistic Counselling in Practice: An introduction to Emotive Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT)***

In announcing the book, we made a number of points, including the following:

“We are changeable and complex creatures, and our diets, exercise regimes and thoughts; the amount and quality of sleep; the quality of personal relationships; our social and financial situations; and the general level of stress hormones in our bodies; all play a significant part in how we experience our lives.

“To change our lives for the better, we have to take all these factors into account. Otherwise the changes we desire won’t come about, or won’t last.  It’s not enough to simply change your self-talk, or inner dialogue, or to think more positively, or to visualize a better life for yourself!

Dr Jim's photo“That’s why, after fifteen years of research into most of the major theories of therapy, (Dr Jim Byrne has) created a counselling model which finally takes all of these important aspects of human functioning into account.”

To see the book at Amazon, please go to Holistic Counselling in Practice.***

Or take a look at the additional information, here: Holistic Counselling in Practice: An introduction to Emotive Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT)***


New website at WordPress

Blue-logo7After many years of basing our website at (using the address), we recently moved to a mobile-friendly site at WordPress (using the new address of

This has involved a great deal of work, but at last our main pages are up and running, here:

Please take a look and see what you think of the new, mobile-friendly design.


New website for the E-CENT Institute

ecent-logo3In the process of moving from, we also decided that we would give the Institute for E-CENT its own website, with its own separate identity.  You can find it here: E-CENT Institute.***

And you might be interested in the following main pages:


Free Public Talk on E-CENT Counselling

Town HallOn Saturday 20th August, at 10.30am, there will be a free public talk, for one hour, on the subject of E-CENT counselling.  If you are in the UK at that time, and near to Hebden Bridge, you would be welcome to come along.  The details of the event are as follows:

Meet the Author:

Dr Jim talks about ‘Holistic Counselling in Practice’

At Hebden Bridge Town Hall, in The Space (meeting room), St George’s St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY.

The SpaceCommencing at 10.30 am, Jim Byrne will present a brief (18 minute) description of the origin and development of Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT); after which there will be a question and answer session.

Session ends by 11.30pm.

The café downstairs would be a good place to congregate to at the end of the presentation, to reflect on the event, to network, and where a  light lunch and refreshments will be on sale.


To reserve a place at this event, please email

Or phone Jim or Renata on 01422 843 629.

Or just turn up on the day and hope there is a seat left.



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