Dr Jim’s Counselling Division

Counselling, coaching and psychotherapy in Hebden Bridge

Dr Jim’s Counselling Division

Copyright (c) Jim Byrne, 28th April 2019


For couples therapy; relationship skills and attachment problems; anger management; stress management; habit building or habit change; confidence building; anxiety and panic problems; grief and depression; lifestyle coaching; assertiveness training; and general body-brain-mind integration…


“Counselling is a wonderful 20th century invention”, which you can use to find a better path through life than the one you are currently on; or to solve a specific problem.


Hello and welcome to my main  webpage.  My name is Jim Byrne and I have a doctoral degree in counselling from the University of Manchester, UK.

Do you want my help with a specific problem, or are you seeking to improve the quality of your life overall?

DrJimCounselling002If you are looking for help with problems of strong, negative emotions; or difficult life circumstances; or dissatisfaction with the direction and quality of your life; then I can help.

Do not believe you have to suffer in silence! 

Do not conclude that it is weak to ask for help! 

No person is an island, complete unto themselves!

I am a doctor of counselling, in my twenty-first year in private practice in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire; and all over the world via the telephone system and Skype, and/or email exchanges, etc.

I am a Fellow Member of the International Society of Professional Counsellors (FISPC).

I have helped more than one thousand individuals to overcome distressing problems of anger, anxiety, depression, stress, panic, traumatic experience, couple conflict, insecure attachment, and so on.

And one of my clients recently told me:

(Spoken during a counselling session): “I am a fully-functioning human being now, for the first time in my life, and that is all down to the help you’ve given to me over the long journey I’ve been on with you!”

I do my work with clients through conversation, which is warm and friendly, and helpful, and insightful, and exploratory, and designed to help you to straighten out your story in your head, and to straighten out your feelings in your heart and your guts.

I also give advice on how to manage your body-brain-mind, and your environment, for optimum functioning.  This is called Lifestyle Counselling.

As indicated on the main homepage, we, at ABC Coaching and Counselling, practice the most up to the minute form of emotive-cognitive counselling, therapy and coaching.  It’s called Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT), and it integrates the best elements of all preexisting systems of counselling and therapy.  And it includes a strong focus upon lifestyle factors, like diet, exercise and sleep patterns; as well as philosophy of life, problem-solving strategies, and so on.

All of your psychological or mental ‘shape’ was determined by the relationships you experienced from the beginning of yoru life: with your mother, father, siblings, other significant relatives, neighbours, school teachers, and school peers, and so on.  And if you don’t like the way your life’s journey has shaped you, in terms of your feelings or behaviours, then you can always re-shape yourself in a new, empowering, therapeutic relationship.  This is one of the ways I can help you.

Furthermore, there is research evidence that counsellors who meditate have a superior capacity to listen to, and understand, clients stories; and I have been meditating since 1980 on a regular basis.


I am regulated by the International Society of Professional Counsellors (ISPC), whose code of ethics I follow, and to whose complaints procedures I am subject.

In Hebden Bridge, I practice at my home, at 27 Wood End (just above the Nutclough Tavern, on the left hand side as you come up from Hebden Bridge). However, on the major online maps, this address has been labelled as 27 Keighley Road, HX7 8HJ. You can find my home on Bing Maps, at this location: https://binged.it/2DkGJFw

You can find more information about me, my fees and availability, by clicking the relevant link below the video clip which follows.


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ABC Coaching and Counselling Services

If you would like further information, please email me at


Or phone me at 01422 843 629

Or take a look at my Telephone, Skype or Email Counselling Services***.


Further information:

About Dr Jim’s background education and experience***

Unsolicited client testimonials.***

Dr Jim’s accreditation and ethics codes.***

Couples therapy service.***

Anger management counselling, coaching and therapy***

Counselling via telephone, email and Skype***

Habits and change***

Dr Jim’s counselling supervision service***

Schedule of fees***

Information Pack for Face-to-face clients***


♣ About Dr Jim Byrne ♣   About Renata Taylor-Byrne ♣   Dr Jim’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Divison
♣  Renata’s Lifestyle Coaching and Counselling Division  Benefits of E-CENT Counselling ⊕ Books on E-CENT counselling and related subjects
⊕ Contact us – how to ⊕ Free Resources ⊕ How to find us, in Hebden Bridge
♦   Dr Jim’s counselling blog ♦  Renata’s coaching blog ⊕ Links pages
Site Map for ABC Coaching and Counselling Services ⊕ Visit the Institute for Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT) ⊕ ABC Newsletter