Intro to Renata’s Lifestyle Coaching Division

Introduction to Renata Taylor-Byrne’s Lifestyle Coaching Division’s web pages…

Distinguishing ‘Life Coaching’ from ‘Lifestyle Coaching’

What is life coaching?

Here is a formal definition of life coaching from

“The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.”


For more, please go to Life coaching Hebden Bridge.***


About me – a quick introduction

In my early life I was introduced to a range of eastern and western philosophies by my father, most notably from about the age of 14 years onwards; and I continued my curiosity about philosophies of life from that time onwards.  In my twenties I explored ideas of progressive education and art therapy, and trained as a teacher.  I then went on to teach a range of personal development courses in adult and further education contexts – including teaching, mentoring and coaching students on courses of study in assertive communication; stress management; confidence building; counselling skills; health and nutrition; and so on.

In my thirties and forties I studied Transactional Analysis and Rational therapy, plus the Skilled Helper model, created by Gerard Egan.

For more about me, please go to Life coaching Hebden Bridge.***


About my Lifestyle Coaching/Counselling Service

I see individuals, in my home office in Hebden Bridge, for 45 minute consultations (or coaching/counselling sessions).  During that time, we talk about what is not working in your life at the moment.  (You can talk about what is working, with your friends, at any time, for free!)  I help you to home in on (1) those aspects of your life that you most want to change, improve or to learn to accept; and (2) then I help you to see the connection between your current problems and many aspects of your lifestyle, as well as your approach to goal setting and pursuit, and your family history, character, personality, and so on.

So this is a ‘talking cure’, but not a traditional talking cure (which focuses exclusively upon your thinking, feeling and actions).  And not a traditional coaching approach, (which focuses exclusively upon your [current, conscious] goals).  I also help you to look at what you are doing in every area of your life which could contribute to goal achievement or goal sabotage; to health or illness; to happiness or unhappiness.

For more about my Lifestyle Coaching/Counselling Service, please go to Life coaching Hebden Bridge.***


Renata’s Accrediting bodies and their ethics codes

AC_MainRenata Taylor-Byrne is an ethical practitioner in the field of coaching-counselling.  

She is an accredited member of both the Association for Coaching and Counselling-CCC; and she is subject to the complaints procedures of both of those professional organisations. CCC-Reg-logo


Ethics codes and complaints procedures 

She is subject to the ethics codes and complaints procedures of the Association for Coaching and Counselling (CCC Reg).

She follows the following two codes of ethics:


Association for Coaching Code of Ethics and Good Practice

Counselling Code of Conduct


For more, please go to my Accreditation and Ethics page.***


Scale of Fees

For information about my scale of fees, please go to my Coaching Fees Scale page.***


Contact and location

To contact me, and/or to find out where my practice is based, please go to my Contact details page.***