About Dr Jim Byrne

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Dr Jim’s Counselling Service, in Hebden Bridge, near Halifax, HX7 8HJ, West Yorkshire, UK…

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

About Dr Jim Byrne, Doctor of Counselling

Updated on 13th June 2022

“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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Blue logo Dr Jim ByrneDr Jim Byrne has developed the most holistic (or complete) model of counselling psychology, in collaboration with Renata Taylor-Byrne.

(It is more complete than any other system, because he includes a focus on every major influence on the body, brain and mind of the individual client [including diet, exercise, sleep, relaxation, philosophy of life, current environmental stressors, childhood experience – in terms of attachment and personality adaptations – and many more]!)

And he has also developed the most comprehensive approach to delivering therapeutic results to his clients, (which includes – [in a “single package”] – a comprehensive formal assessment [relative to the client’s presenting problem]; one meeting [of  up to 60 minutes]; a follow-up report; and five or six psycho-educational follow-up documents [all of which takes about six weeks to complete]).

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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 24th year of professional practice as a counsellor/ coach/ psychotherapist in private practice (with effect from 2nd November 2021).

Over the past 23+ years, I have helped more than 1,200 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 Psychotherapy and Counselling (FISPC); 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 links – (including the importance of diet, exercise, sleep, relaxation, and so on).

So we deal with you as a whole person, and not just with your ‘mind’.

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

Blue logo Dr Jim ByrneYou can contact me by phone: 01422 843 629 (from inside the UK)

Or 44 1422 843 629 from outside the UK).

Or Email: Dr Jim’s email.***

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

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More information about my counselling services

Welcome to my unique problem solving and 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

My New, Enhanced, Main Service – (Updated on 13th June 2022) – involves the following four elements:

Formal assessment, counselling, report call-out1 – Formal assessment questionnaires – (Function: To collect relevant data about some potential sources of your presenting problem[s]. Normally between four and seven questionnaires will be sent by me to you; and perhaps some supplementary questions once I’ve seen your answers. The subject of each questionnaire is determined by the problem[s] you wish to address in our work together).

2 – A counselling meeting of up to sixty minutes (which is mainly more assessment, at our first meeting. [If you opt for a second meeting, then we get to do more therapy than assessment during the second meeting]);

3 – An analytical report (This includes: what happened at our meeting; my observations, reflections and conclusions; plus my assessment of your questionnaire answers; plus a customized list of written materials which I will send, at weekly intervals, over a five or six week period). I will send my analytical report to you within three or four days of our meeting. (When my analysis is very complex, I sometimes send it in smaller chunks, over a period of about two to three weeks!)

4 – My report (or the first installment of my report) is followed by five or six informational documents (called psycho-educational [or bibliotherapy] handouts), which will teach you the knowledge and skills you need in order to begin to resolve the problem or problems we discussed in our meeting, [plus problems or developmental needs identified by the questionnaires]. These documents will be sent to you at intervals of one week, over a five or six week period).

Those four elements, above, are collectively called a “single package” of my Enhanced Main Service; and I normally recommend that you sign up for a “double package”, which involves repeating the above processes again – (after a lapse of five or six weeks from our first meeting)- but with more time for therapy during our second meeting.

You can repeat this process as often as you need to. I estimate that close to 50% of people will only need a single package to resolve their most pressing problems. Some will require a double package. And some will need multiple packages, depending on the complexity and difficulty of their problems.

After the first one or two packages of my Main Service, you might want to switch to my (Almost) Pure Talk Therapy service, to keep your costs down; or because you have had enough documentary follow-up, and mainly want to talk through your learning.

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Fees for my Enhanced Main Service

With effect from Monday 20th June 2022: A “single package” of this service will cost you just £350.00 GBP (during June, July, August and September 2022).

A “double package” will cost you just £600.00 GBP – when booked as a double package. (This represents a saving of £100.00, as two single packages will cost you £700.00 GBP.)

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(Almost) Pure Talk Therapy service

Pure talk therapy with dr of counsellingI also offer what I call Almost Pure Talk Therapy, which has the following elements:

1 – First, I ask you to complete a maximum of two questionnaires;

2 – Then we meet for a sixty minute counselling session, face-to-face in Hebden Bridge; or via Skype or the telephone system.

3 – I sometimes send a brief report after our meeting; and I sometimes send a document or two with relevant information (but by no means always!)

4. End of the (almost) pure talk therapy process.

Some of my talk therapy clients have attended for one or two sessions; but some have been consulting me for more than five years!

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Fees for my Almost Pure Talk Therapy service

With effect from Monday 20th June 2022: A single session of Almost Pure Talk Therapy will cost you just £250.00 GBP.  (If you pay in advance for two sessions, the combined cost will be just £400.00 GBP).

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Areas of counselling and therapy specialism

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

I am in my twenty-fourth year (as at the 2nd of November 2021) 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 twelve hundred 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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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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Blue logo Dr Jim ByrneYou 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 Counselling and Psychotherapy 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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