Renata Taylor-Byrne

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Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8HJ
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About me

Hello, My name is Renata Taylor-Byrne and I am a professional coach.  I have a degree in psychology and a diploma in life coaching; plus diplomas in stress management, nutrition, CBT and REBT, TA 101.

My specialism is Lifestyle Coaching. I help individuals to review their self-management approach to life, including their diet, exercise program, sleep, relaxation strategies, stress management approaches, self-esteem, relationship skills, plus personal and professional goal setting and goal achievement.

I have been coaching and mentoring individuals for many years now. Before joining ABC Coaching and Counselling Services, five years ago, I used my coaching and counselling skills with students and staff for over 30 years, at a further education college, and I enjoy using my skills to help people overcome the challenges that they experience as they work towards their goals.

In the 1990s, influenced strongly by Dale Carnegie, Albert Ellis and Werner Erhard, I created an assertiveness and confidence-building course which promoted people’s development through the growth of their public-speaking skills.

Here are some of the things that I can offer you:

First: Problem-solving models that you can use for the rest of your life, at home and at work; including interpersonal communications skills; and career building skills;

Second: Assertiveness strategies that will make your life easier;

Third: I show you how you can control your stress levels:

Fourth: I show you how you can change an unwanted habit or create a new one:

Fifth: You can learn to control your bad inner critic with my help:

Sixth: I also help people to work on improving their sleep patterns; diet and nutrition; and their approach to physical exercise and relaxation.

Seventh, and perhaps most importantly, I offer a very supportive, healing and growth-oriented relationship in which you can maximize your personal potential and growth.

Training, qualifications & experience

Education and training

♣ I have a first degree in Psychology – BSc (Hons) Psychol – from the Open University, 1998 – 2002.  (Confirm at 01908 274066).

♣ Diploma (with Distinction) in Life Coaching, from the Open College of Complementary Health Therapies. (Confirm with Open College of Complementary Health Therapies: Phone: 0121 680 0141).

♣ Diploma (with Distinction) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), from the Open College of Complementary Health Therapies. (Confirm with Open College of Complementary Health Therapies: Phone: 0121 680 0141).

♣ Diploma in Stress Management, from the Manchester Institute of Stress management. (Confirm with Association for Coaching: Membership No: RTB0712M.  Email:

♣ Diploma (with Distinction) in Health and Nutrition. Open College of Complementary Health Therapies. (Confirm with Open College: Phone: 0121 680 0141).

♣ Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching, from The Coaching Academy. (Confirm via

♣ RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning, from Huddersfield College. (RSA Examinations Board: 02079305115).

♣ Primary Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, from the Centre for Stress Management. (Confirm by telephone to: 0845 680 2065).

♣ I also am a Qualified Teacher, and my teacher training involved substantial amounts of psychology. I trained at the Margaret Macmillan College of Education, Bradford, 1972-1975, on a course that was accredited by Leeds University Institute of Education.


Short courses:

♣ I have also completed training courses in:

Transactional Analysis: (TA101 from the International Transactional Analysis Association);

Assertiveness Training: (from both Gael Lindenfield’s Assertiveness course, and Barry Hinksman and Associates’ Gestalt approach);

Communication skills: (Several Landmark Forums – intensive personal development marathons – and Werner Erhard Seminars; and Gestalt Therapy workshops).


Member organisations

Association for Coaching (AC)

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The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Sleep Science (Based on my published book).
  • Diet and exercise (health coaching).
  • Academic achievement mentoring.

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Additional information

My current fees, as at July 2019:

People who are unemployed, or on a state pension

Individuals who are working, but earning less than £25,000 per year before tax

Earning £25,001 to £50,000 per year before tax

Earning £50,000 to £60,000 per year before tax

Earning more than £60,000 per year before tax

Fees are payable at the end of each session in cash, unless you want to pay in advance via credit transfer to my bank account (EFT).


When I work

I see clients on Mondays and Tuesdays of each week, at the following times: 11.00, 2.00pm, and 3.00pm

27 Wood End, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8HJ

Type of session

In person

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Renata Taylor-Byrne
Renata Taylor-Byrne