About Renata Taylor-Byrne

Updated on 25th June 2021

Face-to-face coaching and counselling services have resumed in Hebden Bridge with effect from 24th May 2021.

About Renata Taylor-Byrne – Lifestyle Coach/Counsellor

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Hello, and welcome to this page about my background experience and qualifications. My name is Renata Taylor-Byrne, and I am a qualified and accredited coach/counsellor.

My main specialism is Lifestyle Coaching, whereby

♣ I help individuals to clarify the goals they have in life,

♣ how they can best achieve them,

♣ and check that their lifestyle habits are supporting them in creating a great life for themselves.

I can help you to explore any areas or parts of your life which may not be working well enough for you. We could look at any emotional, behavioural or relationship problems which are arising in your life; and link them to your most important well-being protectors, which include: your nutrition; amount of sleep each night, and sleep hygiene; how you manage your tension and stress. Plus the support and security you have in your personal and work relationships; and your level of self-confidence and self-assertion.  Together we can clarify your personal and professional goal-setting.

I also offer some specific sub-divisions of lifestyle coaching, including:

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For information about how and where to consult me, please check out the following links:

Face to face coaching and counselling services, in Hebden Bridge, please click this link: F2F Coaching Hebden Bridge.***

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– Skype/webcam coaching/ coaching, please click this link: Skype coaching/counselling with Renata.***

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– or telephone coaching/counselling, please click this link: Telephone Coaching/Counselling with Renata.***

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– Or if you’d prefer to explore Email Coaching and Counselling, then please click the following page: Email Coaching/Counselling with Renata.***

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Introduction

About me

Diet,exercise book coverI am a registered and accredited coach/counsellor, in my eleventh year in private practice, in Hebden Bridge, and all over the world via the telephone system.  (Please see my Accreditation and Ethics page.***)

After 35 years of teaching, mentoring and coaching students in adult and further education – in subjects such as self-assertion, self-confidence building, counselling, health and nutrition, stress management, and others – I set up this division of ABC Coaching, just over ten years ago.  My aim is to help you to change and grow and develop, and to achieve your balanced lifestyle goals.

Over the years, many individuals have been helped by me to develop the skills and techniques necessary to run their lives more effectively, and to be happier and healthier. I have done a lot of research into stress management; sleep hygiene; how good nutrition improves physical and mental health; as well as the skills of negotiation, assertiveness and conflict management.

For more information about my services, please go to Renata’s Lifestyle Coaching page.***

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For information about how and where to consult me, please check out the following links:

Face to face coaching and counselling services, in Hebden Bridge, please click this link: F2F Coaching Hebden Bridge.***

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– Skype/webcam coaching/ coaching, please click this link: Skype coaching/counselling with Renata.***

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– or telephone coaching/counselling, please click this link: Telephone Coaching/Counselling with Renata.***

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– Or if you’d prefer to explore Email Coaching and Counselling, then please click the following page: Email Coaching/Counselling with Renata.***

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Relevant professional experience

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I have been coaching and mentoring individuals for many years now. Before joining ABC Coaching and Counselling Services, I used my coaching and counselling skills with students and staff for more than 35 years, at a further education college, and I enjoy using my skills to help people overcome the challenges that they experience as they work towards their goals.

I have designed and delivered coaching workshops, educational courses, and academic coaching and counselling sessions, ranging from assertiveness skills, confidence building, stress management, and counselling skills; through to nutrition, academic study skills, and anger management.

These courses and coaching sessions have been delivered in-house, out in the community, and to outside organisations including the local authority; and in one-to-one sessions.

In the 1990’s, I created an assertiveness and confidence-building course which promoted people’s development through the growth of their public-speaking skills. Accredited by a national exam board, I ran it for several years, and taught many individuals how to be more confident in front of audiences, which expanded their self-confidence in other situations as well.

And I have have also written or co-authored at least three books; and contributed book chapters to several others.

My main publications are as follows:

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A, Progressive muscle relaxation book, 2Relax Your Way to a Better Life:

Using Dr Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation technique for physical and mental health

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Tension leads to physical and mental health problems… Relaxation is a simple, learnable set of skills; an art form.

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Sleep & Health book, Front coverHow to Stop Wrecking Your Mental, Physical and Emotional Health:

Answers from the science of sleep

The author summarizes twenty years of sleep science research, and offers the reader several strategies for defending and improving their health by better managing their sleep, in line with the science.

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Diet,exercise book coverHow to Control Your Anger, Anxiety and Depression:

Using nutrition and physical activity

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The six most important foods to avoid, and some guidelines for eating foods that promote brain health and emotional stability.

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Education and training

A, Progressive muscle relaxation book, 2 I have a first degree in psychology – BSc (Hons) Psychol – from the Open University, 1998 – 2002.  (Confirm at 01908 274066).

♣ Diploma (with Distinction) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), from the Open College of Complementary Health Therapies. (Confirm with Open College of Complementary Health Therapies: Phone: 0121 680 0141).

♣ Diploma (with Distinction) in Life Coaching, from the Open College of Complementary Health Therapies. (Confirm with Open College of Complementary Health Therapies: Phone: 0121 680 0141).

♣ Diploma in Stress Management, from the Manchester Institute of Stress management. (Confirm with Association for Coaching: Membership No: RTB0712M.  Email: enquiries@associationforcoaching.com).

♣ Diploma (with Distinction) in Health and Nutrition.  Open College of Complementary Health Therapies. (Confirm with Open College: Phone: 0121 680 0141).

♣ Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching, from The Coaching Academy. (Confirm via http://www.the-coaching-academy.com)

♣ RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning, from Huddersfield College. (RSA Examinations Board: 02079305115).

♣ Primary Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, from the Centre for Stress Management. (Confirm by telephone to: 0845 680 2065).

 I also am a Qualified Teacher, and my teacher training involved substantial amounts of psychology.  I trained at the Margaret Macmillan College of Education, Bradford, 1972-1975, on a three year full-time course that was accredited by Leeds University Institute of Education.

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Short courses:

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♣ I have also completed training courses in:

Transactional Analysis: (TA101 from the International Transactional Analysis association);

Assertiveness Training: (from both Gael Lindenfield’s Assertiveness course, and Barry Hinksman and Associates’ Gestalt approach);

Communication skills: (Several Landmark Forums – intensive personal development marathons – and Werner Erhard Seminars; and Gestalt Therapy workshops).

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Accreditation

See my Accreditation and Ethics Codes page.***

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…Skype counselling/coaching service.***

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Or my…

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Also, please take a look at the books I have authored and co-authored at the ABC Bookstore Online UK.

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