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 8th June 2021

Hello,

drjim-counsellor1My name is Jim Byrne. 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:

  1. Assessment questionnaires: Assessment of your personality, your attachment style, and your lifestyle factors – (which means how you manage your body-brain-mind) – plus other potential assessments (or supplementary questions), as appropriate to your problem situation.
  2. Personal meeting: A meeting (between you and me) for 45-60 minutes, to discuss your problem situation. This meeting includes assessment plus some intervention(s) related to your problem issue. (This can be face-to-face in Hebden Bridge, HX7 8HJ; or over Skype or Zoom; or over the Telephone).
  3. A written report, sent as an email attachment to you: After this meeting, I will reflect upon your questionnaires, and our meeting, and send you a Session Review Report, which will look at what I have learned from the meeting and your questionnaire answers; plus some insights/solutions for you; plus a list of the psycho-educational resources (in document form) which I plan to send to you over the following two weeks, at two- to three-day intervals).
  4. Follow-up support: Two weeks of follow-up support, based on psycho-educational documents[1], sent as email attachments to you.

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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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