Enhanced Telephone Counselling with Dr Jim Byrne

Telephone Counselling, for problem solving and decision making

with Dr Jim Byrne

This is not a cheap counseling service, in line with its high quality.  In fact, one of my clients has said, and I quote: “You are the most expensive counsellor I have ever consulted”. On the other hand, I get lots of unsolicited testimonials about the great value that my clients derive from my counselling, coaching and psychotherapy services.

Hello and welcome to my Telephone Counselling Page

Dr-Jim-photo-cover002I’m Dr Jim Byrne, and I’m in my twenty-third year in counselling and psychotherapy, during which time I have helped more than 1,000 individuals to get over their problems of anger, anxiety, depression, stress, self-confidence, couple conflict and attachment and relationship difficulties; plus career difficulties and transitions; academic study problems; and general problem solving difficulties.

If you would like to consult me, to get help resolving one or more of your own problems, then my telephone counselling service would work for you.

Most of the people who consult me at the moment tend to have complex, multi-element problems which cannot be quickly or easily understood, explained or solved.  What is required is a detailed analysis of the situation – based on data collected via two or more questionnaires, and a telephone conversation – followed by a good deal of reflection and solution-generation by me; which allows me to identify the knowledge- and skill-learning needs of the client.

And that informs me about which written resources to send to the client after our telephone conversation.

(This is quite different from the usual structure of simple talk therapy. [Of course, if your judgement is that you just want to talk through a problem or two, and that you do not wish to have any assessments, or written follow-up, then I also offer a Pure Talk Therapy option, for that eventuality!).

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My main service, which costs £180.00, consists of…

Assessments – Meeting – Follow up.

Here is the full procedure:  I will begin by:

  1. Asking you to complete two or three assessment questionnaires;
  2. I will then Provide a 45 to 60 minute meeting, over the Telephone system, which is also part of the assessment process;
  3. Followed by a Session Review Report, (which I will write and send to you, normally within 36-48 hours of our meeting) which will summarize my analysis of your problem situation, and it will list those resources (informational and psycho-educational documents [1]) which I will send to you.
  4. My current practice is to send 5 or 6 documents over a period of 30 days, evenly spaced out, to allow time for you to read and digest each document before the next one arrives.
  5. At the end of the 30 days, if you want a second meeting, you can repeat this Main Service, or opt for a single session of Pure Talk Therapy for just £120.00 (with no further assessments, and no follow up documents!)

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[1] Psycho-educational documents is a fancy way of saying I have written all kinds of Guidance Notes on various subjects for a broad range of clients over a period of more than twenty years; and I cherry pick those documents and send you the kinds of guidance notes that I consider to be exactly what you need to learn at this stage in your life course, to resolve your current problems!

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If you would like to sign up for my Main Service, then please email me – Dr Jim Byrne – with an outline of the problem or problems that you want to be able to resolve; and I will get back to you make the necessary arrangements.

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I also offer two deeper analyses of your problems, on a one-off session basis…

One-off meeting and report services…

Some clients prefer a one-off meeting,

followed by a single analytical/resourced report, in which I outline my understanding of the nature of their problem(s), combined with various suggestions for personal change and learning experiences that they need to complete in order to solve their problem(s).

I include all necessary learning resources as appendices to my report.

I offer two levels of this service:

Level 1 – Brief Report: This involves meeting over the Telephone, for a single 60 minute conversation or interview; preceded by the completion of at least one questionnaire by the client; and succeeded by the completion of at least two further questionnaires. I then dedicate two full days of my time to analyzing the client’s problem(s), and identifying solutions and supportive resources.  Then I write my report, including providing the necessary learning resources in the appendices.

The fee for this service is £350.00 GBP.

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Level 2 – Extensive Report: This service also involves meeting over the Telephone, for a single 60 minute conversation or interview; preceded by the completion of at least two questionnaires by the client; and succeeded by the completion of at least three further questionnaires, as appropriate. I then dedicate five full days of my time to analyzing the client’s problem(s), and identifying solutions and supportive resources.  Then I write my report, including providing the necessary learning resources in the appendices.

The fee for this service is £700.00 GBP.

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The cost of the telephone call is borne by you. To reduce costs, we could talk over Skype (voice-only, no web camera).  If you would prefer Skype/webcam counselling, please go here.***

Telephone: 01422 843 629 (from inside the UK)

Telephone: 44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK)

Email address: Doctor Jim Byrne.***

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After you have completed any of the above services, you may then want further support in the form of ongoing telephone conversations.  At that point, the cost of further telephone counselling sessions will be as follows:

  • 45-60 minutes of follow-up telephone counselling: £120.00 (so long as I do not have to do any additional assessments, or send follow-up resources).  This is a Pure Talk therapy follow-up.
  • If you would like to repeat the Main Service, with further assessments and follow up resources, then the fee is £180.00, as before.

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During our telephone conversation – no matter which of the three levels of service you choose – we will talk about your situation, and how you might make progress in resolving whatever is troubling you.

Please phone me or email me to discuss setting up an appointment.  I will pencil you into my diary.

Then I will send you an invoice, or you can pay your fee directly into my bank account. And when your fee arrives, I will ink in your appointment.

Telephone: 01422 843 629 (from inside the UK)

Telephone: 44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK)

Email address: Doctor Jim Byrne.***

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Unsolicited Client Testimonials

I receive lots of feedback from clients about their experience of my counselling and therapy services.  Here are just three examples from telephone counselling clients:

“Hi Jim. … … On a final note, I have friends who see therapists on a regular basis, some on medication, etc., and they seem no better off than myself. I believe your work over the phone and internet is as effective as anything I am observing…so keep up the excellent work. I believe you are really onto something and if I have an opportunity, I will recommend you to others! I assume you would not mind. …”

J.P., New York City, USA.

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“Dear Jim, … Great news! Michelle and I have been getting on really well for at least the past three months, for which we largely have you and Albert Ellis to thank! I still keep working on my thinking. It is amazing that I still find a lot of unhelpful ideas, and screwy ideas, washing around in my mind. You will be pleased to know that I persist with identifying and challenging them, and replacing them with more helpful ideas, just like you taught me”.

C.G., Paris, France. (Eight sessions of telephone counselling, including some couples counselling by telephone; plus a few email exchanges).

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“Hi Jim, … I have learned so much from you over the past six months. There are now so many things I can do to make myself feel better that I just didn’t see before. … Thank you so much again for all your help over the months. Your advice was great and you had the perfect blend of wisdom, suggestion and gentle nudging! I loved it that you used humour and allowed me to work away at things at my own pace (…). You really suited me perfectly and I’m glad I found you”.

C.C, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Six sessions of telephone counselling, plus four exchanges of coaching emails).

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Telephone7.gifTelephone counselling is much more effective than most people would expect.  Although we do not have face to face contact, the quality of communication is surprisingly good.  I have done some of my best work over the telephone!

Best wishes,

Jim

Dr Jim Byrne

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