Hello, and welcome
to this page:
quality, low cost supervision service for counsellors, psychotherapists and counselling psychologists in the cognitive, rational
and cognitive-emotive traditions.
My name is Jim Byrne, I'm a Doctor of Counselling, and I want to introduce you to
this little page about my offering of supervision services for counsellors and therapists
who are attracted to, or fit closely with, the cognitive-emotive approach described on this website. (See the 'What is CENT?' page for clarification of my philosophy of counselling).
My approach to supervision, like my approach to counselling and therapy, is integrative,
reflecting my broad-based training: (About Dr Jim Byrne, including education and training).***
Perhaps you are an
REBT or CBT therapist who wants to add an element of Attachment theory, or Object Relations, to your counselling and therapy
work with your clients.
you come from a psychodynamic background, but you want to add a CBT/REBT element to your work.
Or maybe you just want to improve your performance
as an REBT or CENT counsellor/therapist.
On the other hand, you could be a counselling/psychotherapy student who has always been attracted to a more integrative
approach to the counselling traditions, and you want to explore the development of your own style.
If you like the sound of Cognitive Emotive Narrative Therapy, and my flexible/integrative approach, and you think you would benefit from supervision (or peer support) from somebody like
me - the creator of this system - then please do contact me to discuss possibilities. I offer supervision face-to-face
in Hebden Bridge or Halifax; or from any part of the world by telephone, or via developmental feedback on audio recordings
of counselling/therapy sessions.
I have been in supervision myself for more than fourteen years - (which is the British system: lifelong supervision
regardless of status or competence level, or years of experience) - normally spending three years with each supervisor before
moving on. If you want to know what I learned from those years of being supervised, I cannot do better than to quote
James Rye, from the BACP journal, Therapy Today, in which he describes his least favourite and most favourite
"I have learned a lot about the kind of supervisor I want to be from being supervised. One of my early
supervisors had a model that was benign, but dominantly 'corrective'. I described the client and my interactions from
memory. He listened and occasionally affirmed and asked for explanations, or explained what he would have done and what
I should do at the next meeting. I felt, at times, that I was going to see a 'head teacher' to learn about what I had
got right or wrong". (Page 28, Sept 2009, Vol 20, Issue 7).
"The supervisor that I have enjoyed working with the most carried out the five functions of supervision
that Beinhart has identified: monitoring and evaluation, instructing and advising, modelling, consulting and supporting.
On occasions she provided the experience of a senior colleague. Sometimes she shared ideas from her experience that
I might want to try. However, most of the time she encouraged, challenged, and stimulated with questions that left me
thinking hard. She created an environment where it was safe for me to explore and reflect on my practice, and where
any necessary criticism came from me discovering that I need to to criticise myself. She enabled me to develop my own
integrative counselling model and personal style". (ibid, page 28).
I believe I am more like the second
supervisor mentioned above, rather than the first.
At the moment my work is regularly supervised by Dr David
Wallin, the author of Attachment in Psychotherapy, who lives in California, and we meet over Skype for our sessions. Up to recently, I was supervised by
Dr Ed Jacobs, the creator of Impact Therapy, who lives in West Virginia, and he used to review audio tapes of my counselling sessions, and give me feedback
based on his perceptions. Prior to that time, my work was supervised by a series of REBT/CBT oriented individuals, like
Dr Nando Pelusi, who writes for Psychology Today, and John Blackburn and Dr Al Raitt, both of whom worked within the British National Health Service.
To book a single,
45 minute session of supervision with me, please pay the fee of £50.00 GBP, by clicking the PayPal 'Pay Now' button
When PayPal notifies
me that your fee has been received, I will contact you to set up a day and time for our telephone session, or face-to-face
session, or to advise you on the submission of an audio recording. In addition, please send me an email - at firstname.lastname@example.org - to confirm that you have made the booking, just so I definitely have
your current email address.
If you need any further information,
please email or phone me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr Jim Byrne
ABC Coaching and Counselling Services
01422 843 629 -
from inside the UK
44 1422 843
629 - from outside the UK
Please take a look at the page describing Dr Jim Byrne's first book on Cognitive Emotive Narrative Therapy.
Or the second (popular) e-book on CENT, entitled: CENT Counselling: How to apply Cognitive Emotive Narrative Therapy (CENT) in counselling and self-help.