Counselling Hebden Bridge

Counselling and psychotherapy, in Hebden Bridge, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX7…


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…


Jim Byrne, Dr of Counselling, does health coaching

Counselling for problem solving: “If you have a difficult problem with which you are wrestling; and you are doing that wrestling ‘in your head’, instead of on paper, then you will suffer enormously, and in vain.  You cannot solve significant problems through a process of introspection or rumination.  If you try to solve your problem on paper, you will have a much better chance of success.  But some problems require that you have your brain-mind engaged with the brain-mind of another person.  Problems of social-emotions, relationships, attachment issues, and many more, fit this category where you need another mind to help to jointly-regulate your mind. That is the great virtue of all forms of counselling and psychotherapy.  And, of course, the quality of the mind of the counsellor plays a huge part!”

Dr Jim Byrne, Doctor of Counselling and creator of Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT)



Updated on 20th June 2022

Counselling in Hebden Bridge…

For more than 23 years, individuals and couples have been consulting me for help with all kinds of problems of unhappiness, related to their thinking, feelings, behaviours and relationships (in the past and the present). Also with problems of attachment, trauma, personality maladaptation, anger management; anxiety and depression; and lifestyle problems.  And they write to me to tell me what they got from working with me.***


Main Service (Updated on 20th June 2022)

My New, Enhanced, Main Service – (Updated on 13th June 2022) – involves the following four elements:

2 – A counselling meeting of up to sixty minutes (which is mainly more assessment, at our first meeting. [If you opt for a second meeting, then we get to do more therapy than assessment during the second meeting]);

3 – An analytical report (This includes: what happened at our meeting; my observations, reflections and conclusions; plus my assessment of your questionnaire answers; plus a customized list of written materials which I will send, at weekly intervals, over a five or six week period). I will send my analytical report to you within three or four days of our meeting. (When my analysis is very complex, I sometimes send it in smaller chunks, over a period of about two to three weeks!)

4 – My report (or the first installment of my report) is followed by five or six informational documents (called psycho-educational [or bibliotherapy] handouts), which will teach you the knowledge and skills you need in order to begin to resolve the problem or problems we discussed in our meeting, [plus problems or developmental needs identified by the questionnaires]. These documents will be sent to you at intervals of one week, over a five or six week period).

Those four elements, above, are collectively called a “single package” of my Enhanced Main Service; and I normally recommend that you sign up for a “double package”, which involves repeating the above processes again – (after a lapse of five or six weeks from our first meeting)- but with more time for therapy during our second meeting.

You can repeat this process as often as you need to. I estimate that close to 50% of people will only need a single package to resolve their most pressing problems. Some will require a double package. And some will need multiple packages, depending on the complexity and difficulty of their problems.

After the first one or two packages of my Main Service, you might want to switch to my (Almost) Pure Talk Therapy service, to keep your costs down; or because you have had enough documentary follow-up, and mainly want to talk through your learning.


Fees for my Enhanced Main Service

With effect from Monday 20th June 2022: A “single package” of this service will cost you just £350.00 GBP (during June, July, August and September 2022).

A “double package” will cost you just £600.00 GBP – when booked as a double package. (This represents a saving of £100.00, as two single packages will cost you £700.00 GBP.)


(Almost) Pure Talk Therapy service

1 – First, I ask you to complete a maximum of two questionnaires;

2 – Then we meet for a sixty minute counselling session, face-to-face in Hebden Bridge; or via Skype or the telephone system.

3 – I quite often send a brief report after our meeting; and I sometimes send a document or two with relevant information (but by no means always!)

4. End of the (almost) pure talk therapy process.

Some of my talk therapy clients have attended for one or two sessions; but some have been consulting me for more than five years!


Fees for my Almost Pure Talk Therapy service

With effect from Monday 20th June 2022: A single session of Almost Pure Talk Therapy will cost you just £250.00 GBP.  (If you pay in advance for two sessions, the combined cost will be just £400.00 GBP).


To consult me, please email me – Dr Jim Byrne:

Blue logo Dr Jim ByrneEmail me on Jim’s ABC Email address.

Or phone me on 01422 843629 (from inside the UK)

Or on 44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK)



Counselling is a wonderful 20th century invention, according to Dr John McLeod; and our system is a wonderful 21st century innovation, which integrates all the major fields of interest that affect the physical and mental health, and emotional wellbeing, of our counselling clients.

Dr Jim, Oct 2019Hello, My name is Jim Byrne.

I am a doctor of counselling, in my twenty-third 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 more than twenty-three years of counselling and therapy experience with more than 1200 clients who had 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.***  Plus my own lifelong journey from the emotional misery of a loveless family of origin, to the sense of being a complete, happy and healed person, who is at peace with the world, and enjoying every moment of every day in happiness, health and personal success.


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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. Plus the provision of high-quality analytical reports, and documentary follow-ups. (My Enhanced Main Service depends a lot on documentary information and educational materials, and so they are ideal for individuals who learn well from reading [and reflective writing]. But if you prefer not to go down that route, then please take a look at my Pure Talk Therapy page***.)

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 elsewhere on this site, we at ABC Counselling and Psychotherapy Services, practice the most up to the minute form of emotive-cognitive therapy.  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, (while excluding the obviously negative elements!)  And it includes a strong focus upon lifestyle factors, like diet, exercise, relaxation 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.


Two additional services (report-based)

  • The Median Three-day Report Service (which follows a similar pattern to the Main Service, except that I devote three full days to writing a comprehensive report following our meeting; and this service costs £450.00). The report will be sent to you as a complete document, as soon as I have finished it (instead of spreading the follow-up documents over 28-30 days of delivery).



  • the Maxi Five-day Report Service (which costs just £750). Because I spend five days working on this version of my report for you, it is much more detailed and specific and elaborated.


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Blue logo Dr Jim ByrneIf you would like further information, please email me at

Dr Jim Byrne’s email address

Or phone me at 01422 843 629 (inside the UK)

Or on 44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK)

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: As above…

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


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