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ABC Coaching and Counselling Division, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8HJ, UK

For face to face coaching/counselling in Hebden Bridge – at 27, HX7 8HJ – or via the telephone system.

For guidance, support and learning about how to resolve your current problems and issues to do with your personal and professional goals in life.


Updated on 16th January 2023



Welcome to my coaching/counselling website!

renata-taylor-byrne-lifestyle-coachIf you are looking for help and support with difficult problems, then I can help you. If you want to work at solving your problems, then we will work well together. I offer a solution focussed coaching and counselling service, in Hebden Bridge, or over the telephone from any part of the English-speaking world.

My name is Renata Taylor-Byrne. I have decades of experience of helping individuals to solve all kinds of problems to do with stress; health and happiness; habit change; self-confidence and self-assertion; and goal setting and achievement across home life and life at work.

I have written books and/or book chapters on diet, exercise, sleep, insomnia, and relaxation; meditation; breathing; and about how all of those factors affect physical and mental health.

I have a degree in psychology; a professional teaching qualification; coaching and counselling diplomas and certificates; and more than forty years’ experience of helping individuals with all kinds of new learning and personal growth and development.

I use a whole thinking-feeling-behaviour approach to helping you (my clients); and I take into account your lifestyle; life history; current sources of stress; and personal and interpersonal skill development needs.

My approach includes a mixture of coaching and counselling strategies and models; psychological theories; and research results from years of researching, teaching and writing on the key subjects with which I offer help.

If you need my help today, then you might want to check out my fees schedule, and my accreditation page.


Contact me

via Email;

Or phone me on

01422 843 629 (from inside the UK)

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


Here’s a description of the kind of coaching/ counselling service I offer:


Phase 1 of my role is to invite you to share with me…

the problem which is troubling you;

– the way you handle your problem(s) at the moment;

– and the kinds of strategies that you have used so far to try to resolve your most pressing problem or problems.

2, Renata's quote re problemsThe problem that you present to me will often be worked up into a more refined and more solvable form, through a process of exploration and clarification.

People often misidentify their problems. If somebody in their life is rude to them, they think the problem is that person. But the “real problem” may be that they do not yet know how to manage encounters with rude individuals! Or, they do not know how to “re-frame” such problems, to reduce the intensity of their upset emotions.

On the other hand, some people think that “the problem” is that they have a problem!

But more often than not, “the problem” is that they do not have an appropriate solution! Or that they have not clarified the nature of the problem, and what they are actually wrestling with is a tangled mess of several problems rolled into one.

So clarification of the true nature of the problem is crucially important.

It’s also important that I learn the kinds of attempted solutions that clients have tried in the past. Many people use ineffective methods to attempt to deal with the problems they have on their minds. (In some of these cases, the “problem” is not the problem. The problem is “the problem solver”!) They sometimes try one or another of the following solutions:

  • They mull the problem over and over, but fail to take appropriate action to resolve it;
  • They take action; but the action is designed to work on the symptom, and not the cause!
  • They push the problem to the back of their mind, and go shopping for some retail therapy. (Which does not solve the problem!)
  • They tell someone (or everyone!) about it, and then go for a drink or a night out.
  • They mull it over in their minds; get confused; and then start checking Netflix, or YouTube; or they consult their mobile phone for any messages.
  • They try a particular solution, and, when it fails to produce the result they want; they do the same thing all over again. Trying, and trying and trying to solve a particular problem with a solution that does not work.


Einstein on problem solvingSome of these strategies are based on the fact that human beings are largely non-conscious creatures of habit. We do the same things over and over again, regardless of the consequences.

Many of these strategies have one thing in common: They are an attempt to do what is “anxiety relieving” rather than “goal achieving”.

Not only do these strategies cost people their precious time, but they also sometimes cost money, or health problems; and their very real problem remains unresolved. The problem is still there, lurking in the background, using up mental energy, and disturbing your peace of mind!


Phase 2 of my role takes this shape:

5, Zen teacher quoteAfter listening very carefully to your account of your present situation, I then move from learning (about you) to teaching and coaching you. In this phase, I invite you to choose one of the most pressing problems that you want to resolve. It may be about your life in general, or your career, or your health or your personal relationships. (You cannot solve all of your problems at once, and you need to get a “concentration of power” on your top problem-solving priority, in order to be most effective!)

We then look at what your aim or goal is in relation to that problem.

If possible, and appropriate, we put some kind of time frame in place, and begin to think in terms of how to achieve that goal.

1, Nithtingale quote re goalsIn this second phase, one of my roles is to help you to learn some new strategies and/or skills for solving the problem, so you can quickly and effectively, with my support and feedback, experiment with those new strategies and/ or skills, and to monitor your progress towards achieving your aim or goal.

The strategies and skills that I teach are many and varied; collected and evolved and refined over a forty year career in teaching, counselling, mentoring, coaching and learning facilitation.


Phase 3: In this phase, we create your Action plan for the future, so that each day you can perform actions which will take you nearer and nearer to solving your current problem, and achieving your aim or goal.4, Will Durant quote re daily action

3, Quote about actionsAs you gain confidence in active problem-solving, you learn to manage your problems more quickly, effectively and constructively in this way. And you learn to become your own ‘Inner coach’, with new approaches to future challenges which you’ll have in your problem-solving toolbox, for the rest of your life.


What you gain from this work:

If we work well together, and you put in the necessary work and effort, then here are some of the things you will gain:6, Brian Tracy on psychology of success

  • Specific problem-solving strategies.
  • Some solutions custom-designed to address your most important problems.
  • More confidence in your ability to manage your problems.
  • Reduced stress in your daily life.
  • A more positive and happier view of life.
  • And, as a bonus: if you have children (or people you influence), then you, as one of their top role-models, will be showing them ways they can learn to handle problems themselves, which they can use in their own lives, as they watch you deal with your challenges in a more relaxed and informed way.


renata-taylor-byrne-lifestyle-coachIf you are weighed down by some major problem which you cannot seem to resolve, I would love to help you.

Please contact me today on Renata’s Email address.


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

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


Where I am based

If you live near enough to consult me face-to-face, then here are the details of my location, in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire:

Nata's new logo, 2023I am based at 27 Wood End, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8HJ, UK. This is where you will find my home/ office and the headquarters of ABC Coaching and Counselling Division; plus ABC Counselling and Psychotherapy; and the ABC Bookstore.

To find my location, please search on Google or Bing maps for 27 Wood End, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8HJ, or take a look at the detailed directions, here: https://abc-counselling.org/how-to-find-us/


My email address is:

Renata at ABC Coaching/Counselling

Or contact me by phone:

Please phone me on 01422 843 629 (from inside the UK)

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


Or take a look at the following list of my main coaching specialisms:


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The ABC Coaching and Counselling Division is one of the major divisions of ABC Coaching and Counselling Services (which has been in existence since 1998).  ABC Coaching and Counselling Division was established in 2010. This is a specialist lifestyle and life history coaching and counselling service. This division is run by Renata Taylor-Byrne; a well-established professional coach/counsellor with a teaching and counselling background. Telephone: 01422 843 629 (from inside the UK); and 44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK). Or email Renata @ ABC Coaching and Counselling.


ABC Counselliong and PsychotherapyABC Counselling and Psychotherapy is the other major division of ABC Coaching and Counselling Services, 27 Wood End, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8HJ, UK. This division was established in 1998, and is run by Dr Jim Byrne, Doctor of Counselling (University of Manchester, UK: 2003-2009). Telephone: 01422 843 629 (from inside the UK); and 44 1422 843 629 (from outside the UK). Email Dr Jim @ ABC Counselling and Psychotherapy.


ABC Bookstore for self-help booksABC Bookstore was the third division to be formed, in 2014.  Through this division we research and write books linked to personal development, self-therapy and self-help.

For self-help and self-therapy books, please go to https://abc-bookstore.com



All the material on this website is copyright (c) Renata Taylor-Byrne, 2023.


I do not see clients under the age of 18 years; and I do not see clients who are “sent” by a third party.  I only help mature adults who choose to consult me because they want to tap into my knowledge, skills and experience to help themselves with their life difficulties.