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 4th July 2021

Hello,

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.

I have a doctoral degree in counselling (DCoun) from the University of Manchester, UK (2002-2009).  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, Affect Regulation theory, 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?***)  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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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 approach than conventional counselling, coaching and psychotherapy, as will be obvious from the following list of component elements of my…

…Main Service (which costs £180.00) and which involves:

  1. Asking you to complete two or three assessment questionnaires;
  2. Providing a 45 to 60 minute face to face meeting, which is also part of the assessment process;
  3. Followed by a Session Review Report, (which I will write and send to you, normally within 36-48 hours of our meeting) which summarizes my analysis of your problems, and lists 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, evenly spaced out, to allow time for you to read and digest each document before the next one arrives.
  5. At the end of the 30 days, if you want a second meeting, you can repeat this Main Service, or opt for a single session of Pure Talk Therapy for just £120.00 (with no further assessments, and no follow up documents!)

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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:

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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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