Counselling via web-camera and Skype

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Counselling via web-camera and Skype, in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, etc.

With Dr Jim Byrne

Welcome to my online counselling service

honetpieI’m Dr Jim Byrne, and I’ve been counselling individuals over the internet for more than twenty years.

In that time, I’ve helped hundreds of individuals with problems of depression, anxiety, anger, self-confidence, stress and couple conflict.

Many of those individuals consulted me via Skype; and many others consulted me exclusively by email, or sometimes by a combination of email counselling and telephone counselling.

Would you like me to help you with your current problems?

During the COVID-19 crisis, I will not be available for face-to-face meetings! But I will be available for Skype, telephone and email counselling.  My Skype counselling service is as follows:

I offer three levels of Skype/webcam counselling, which vary in cost:

– my mini-service;

– median service;

– and my maxi-service:

30 minutes of Skype counselling– Mini-service: This service involves an online meeting, for thirty minutes, using Skype and a web camera, to discuss your current problem(s), and to try to identify some kind of solution or way forward.  Our conversation will be guided by your understanding of your problem(s) and my theory of Emotive-Cognitive-Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT), which considers that all of your problems are related to your whole body-brain-mind, and its links to a current environment, and a childhood environment.  I take into account: personality adaptations (in childhood); attachment styles (in childhood and now); life script; diet; exercise; self-talk (or inner dialogue/philosophy of life); passive, aggressive and/or assertive behaviours; regular sleep pattern; plus your communication style, and conflict management approach; and much more besides.

Mini-service – Skype counselling with Dr Jim – for 30 minutes

We will meet over a Skype/web camera connection, to discuss, in total confidence, your current problem(s), so that I can help you to find a way forward to an acceptable solution.

£60.00

To discuss setting up an appointment for this mini-service, please email me at drjwbyrne@gmail.com

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

Or 44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK)

Once I get your payment from PayPal, I will contact you via email to set up our meeting day and time (or to confirm it, if we have already pencilled it into my diary).

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45 minutes Skype Counselling personality adaptations– Median service:  This service involves a similar online meeting, but for 45 minutes. And, in addition, I will ask you to complete a personality assessment, so that I have a good understanding of ‘who you are’.

This will help me to fine-tune my approach to communicating with you during our conversation, and also help me to understand your presenting problem in the light of how you tend to behave in your interpersonal world.

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Median service – Skype counselling with Dr Jim – 45 minutes with personality assessment

I will ask you to complete a particular personality assessment questionnaire, which will help me to understand your communication style. We will meet for 45 minutes using Skype and a web camera, and we will discuss your problem(s) in such a way as to move you forward into a more positive future.

£90.00

To discuss setting up an appointment for this median service, please email me at drjwbyrne@gmail.com

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

Or 44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK)

Once I get your payment from PayPal, I will contact you via email to set up our meeting day and time (or to confirm it, if we have already pencilled it into my diary).

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45 mins Skype couns plus a report– Maxi-service: This service has three elements:

The first element involves you in completing a number of assessments: (personality adaptations; attachment style; conflict styles; and perhaps one other).

The second element involves an online meeting for 45 minutes to discuss your presenting problem, in the context of your assessment results.Maxi-service logo

And the third element involves me in spending two or three days (and sometimes a lot longer!) digesting what I have learned from our meeting, and your assessment results; then drafting a substantial report summarizing my findings; and then sending you a report containing my insights, and action recommendations designed to move your life forward in a positive direction.

Maxi-service – Skype counselling with Dr Jim – plus a comprehensive report

We will meet over Skype and web camera to discuss your problems. My interactions with you will be informed by the various assessments that you will have completed and submitted before we meet. After our meeting, I will reflect upon our meeting, and the assessment material, and I will sleep on it. Then I will begin the process of producing a reflective report, of substantial proportions, which will not only indicate my analysis of the key elements of your problem situation(s) and some potential solution(s); but also some educational and/or bibliotherapeutic documents, which will help to update and expand your perceptions of your situation, and your thoughts/feelings about those perceptions. In other words, the report will contain some potential solutions to your presenting problem(s).

£180.00

To discuss setting up an appointment for this maxi-service, please email me at drjwbyrne@gmail.com

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

Or 44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK)

Once I get your payment from PayPal, I will contact you via email to set up our meeting day and time (or to confirm it, if we have already pencilled it into my diary).

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Here’s a recent client testimonial about Skype counselling:

♣ “Dear Jim, I just had to write to thank you for your help with my stress problem, about my conflict at work problem.  My boss held a meeting of the team yesterday, and I was able to explain my role in recent difficulties, because I had taken your advice and wrote it all out in a journal, and analysed it until I understood the entire dynamic.  I was also well-exercised, and well-nourished, and I had drunk three glasses of water by the time the meeting began.  I also used the assertive communication phrases you taught me!  It went so well, I could not believe how different it felt.  And you have probably saved my career in the process!  Thanks for a really surprising and delighting outcome!”

K.I.M., Toronto, Canada. (Two sessions of Skype counselling for problems of conflict at work).

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Once you have completed the three part process, and you have digested your report, if you wish to consult me for a follow-up session, please choose from the mini-service or the median service, above.

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WebcamAccording to the International Society for Mental Health Online, the advantages of ‘online counselling’ include:

“1. You may feel freer to be yourself online.

“2. You may feel more comfortable receiving coaching, counselling or therapy in the privacy of your home.

“8. You can contact your coach/counsellor by telephone, thus maximising ease of communication, but you do not have to present yourself in their office, or “look them in the eye”, which can be an advantage with problems that invoke a sense of embarrassment.

“9. There are more coaches/therapists to choose from online. And it is also possible to see them “face-to-face” by using video conferencing if you have a web camera.

“10. You can email your coach/therapist any time of day, and especially when you feel the need for help.

♣ “Thanks Jim.  I’m feeling better – much happier – because … I’ve made some of the dietary changes you recommended, I’m doing some physical exercise, and also I am working on the psychological exercises you recommended…”.

G.S., Prague, Czech Republic. (Two sessions of Skype counselling and one of email counselling, for depression and discouragement).

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Woman-on-Skype“12. While you can see your coach/counsellor over a webcam, you do not need to be concerned that you will bump into them on the streets of your hometown tomorrow! So there is greater anonymity.”

(For a list of some of the disadvantages of this form of counselling delivery, see the ISMHO guidelines, here: ISMHO guidelines).

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Good enough counsellors provide a healing relationship for their counselling clients: How can counselling relationships help the client to grow and have better relationships in the real world?  “In the world according to Bowlby, our lives, from the cradle to the grave, revolve around intimate attachments.  Although our stance toward such attachments is shaped most influentially by our first relationships, we are also malleable.  If our early involvements have been problematic, then subsequent relationships can offer second chances, perhaps affording us the potential to love, feel, and reflect with the freedom that flows from secure attachment.  (Counselling and) psychotherapy, at its best, provides just such a healing relationship”.

Dr David Wallin, Attachment in Psychotherapy, 2007, page 1 (3) 

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For more information, or to pencil in an appointment, contact me today:

Dr Jim Byrne
Lifestyle Counsellor/Coach/Therapist

Email: drjwbyrne@gmail.com

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Or phone me on:

01422 843 629 (from inside the UK); or

44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK).

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My Skype name is: jimbyrne232

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♣ “Dear Jim, You are the best therapist I know. I find your thinking and your models to be better than anyone else’s. And I have great faith in your ability to help me to work through whatever problems come up in my life.  You have guided me out of some very dark times – sometimes as if you just waved a magic wand – and sometimes leading me, step by step, by the hand – and I have told all my friends over the years how much you helped me to overcome my depression and jealous rages.  You are one of the most compassionate and empathic people I know.  And one of the bravest.  You never allow your ego to get in the way. Over the past ten years, I have always felt you in the background of my life, on a daily basis, as a solid pillar of support – even when we went for months or years without any contact”.

L.C., Hong Kong (36 sessions of mixed contact, comprising telephone counselling, email counselling and Skype counselling, over a period of twelve years).

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Telephone: 44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK); or 01422 843 629 (inside).

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My Skype name is: jimbyrne232

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Once I get your payment from PayPal, I will contact you via email to set up our meeting day and time (or to confirm it, if we have already pencilled it into my diary).

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Mini-service – Skype counselling with Dr Jim – for 30 minutes

We will meet over a Skype/web camera connection, to discuss, in total confidence, your current problem(s), so that I can help you to find a way forward to an acceptable solution.

£60.00

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Median service – Skype counselling with Dr Jim – 45 minutes with personality assessment

I will ask you to complete a particular personality assessment questionnaire, which will help me to understand your communication style. We will meet for 45 minutes using Skype and a web camera, and we will discuss your problem(s) in such a way as to move you forward into a more positive future.

£90.00

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Maxi-service – Skype counselling with Dr Jim – plus a comprehensive report

We will meet over Skype and web camera to discuss your problems. My interactions with you will be informed by the various assessments that you will have completed and submitted before we meet. After our meeting, I will reflect upon our meeting, and the assessment material, and I will sleep on it. Then I will begin the process of producing a reflective report, of substantial proportions, which will not only indicate my analysis of the key elements of your problem situation(s) and some potential solution(s); but also some educational and/or bibliotherapeutic documents, which will help to update and expand your perceptions of your situation, and your thoughts/feelings about those perceptions. In other words, the report will contain some potential solutions to your presenting problem(s).

£180.00

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To discuss setting up an appointment for any of my three Skype services, please email me at drjwbyrne@gmail.com

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

Or 44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK)

Once I get your payment from PayPal, I will contact you via email to set up our meeting day and time (or to confirm it, if we have already pencilled it into my diary).

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Best wishes,

Jim Byrne, Doctor of Counselling, ABC Coaching and Counselling Services