Dr Jim’s Counselling Division

Lifestyle Counselling and Personality Focused Treatment, in Hebden Bridge, and over the telephone and internet


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

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Dr Jim, Oct 2019My name is Jim Byrne.

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

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, personality issues, 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!”


My expertise is based on my twenty-one years of experience with clients with all manner of problems – plus my professional training at the University of Manchester – and the research and application that went into writing more than twenty books.***


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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, practice the most up to the minute form of emotive-cognitive therapy and coaching.  It’s called Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT), and it integrates the best elements of all the pre-existing systems of counselling and therapy.  And it includes a strong focus upon lifestyle factors, like diet, exercise and sleep patterns.

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).  On Google maps, we are wrongly listed as being 27 Keighley Road HX7 8HJ.

I currently charge £150.00 for a 45 minute consultation; preceded by some assessment questionnaires; plus some post-session follow-up, via email, in the form of a formal report containing recommendations for action, and helpful insights.

If you need to return to see me for additional sessions, then the fee will be reduced to £100.00 per 45 minute session.

Directions to Wood End…Jim Byrne and Renata Taylor-Byrne


My specialisms are as follows:

Anger Management, with Dr Jim

Couples Therapy

Health Coaching

The Ultimate Lifestyle Coaching Service, with Dr Jim


You can find more information about me, below this video clip about some of the benefits of my approach to counselling and psychotherapy:


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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*** Currently being rewritten.

Books by Dr Jim Byrne and Renata Taylor-Byrne***

The Ultimate Lifestyle Coaching Service, with Dr Jim