WHO ARE MY CLIENTS?
Over a period of more than sixteen years, I have helped in excess of 800 people, roughly 50:50 males to females;
including dozens of couples; with a broad range of different kinds of issues and problems.
Most of my clients tend to be between the ages of 30 and 60 years, but a smaller group is aged 17 to 75. I find I am most
effective with the over 30s, because they are more willing to take responsibility for their lives, which is the first lesson
that I teach. "Nobody's coming on a puffing white charger; so you'd better take responsibility for solving
your own problems. Not in the sense that you necessarily caused all of your problems - though we do tend
to reap what we sow - but in the sense that nobody else is going to be as motivated
to solve our problems as we are. So let's get on with it".
That message is more difficult to hear if you are
aged somewhere between 17 and 29 than it becomes after the age of 30, and it gets even easier thereafter to see that "If
it's to be, it's up to me!" (However, I have had some good results with the 17-29 age range, so I do not rule them out
completely as potential clients).
Those people who come to see me tend to have...
1. ...emotional problems; such as: anger, anxiety
or depression, lack of confidence, low self esteem, stress, couple conflict, etc.
2. ...behavioural problems; such
as: procrastination, passive-aggressive behaviour, reactivity, lack of proactivity, avoidance, submissiveness, domination,
ignoring problems, refusal to accept responsibility, escape into alcohol or drugs, and so on.
problems; such as: unhappiness; growing incompatibility; verbal conflict; lack of intimacy; communication skills deficits;
refusal to take responsibility; absence; coldness; judgementalism; sexual misconduct and dissatisfaction; and so on.
The easiest people to help are those who know they have a problem; take responsibility for
resolving it; and come to me to help them to clarify what they can do, and how to do it.
Typical unsolicited client testimonial:
“Hello Jim, Just a quick note to let you know that I am still making progress with your CENT approach, which
is producing much better results than I ever got with REBT. Your willingness to ‘excavate’ parts of my childhood
history helped me to get in touch with, and process, what I now recognize to have been a primal rejection by my mother.
I have given up ‘cognitive avoidance’ to engage with my emotions, and I feel much better as a result”.
B.C.C., Wakefield, Yorkshire. (Ten sessions of face to face counselling for relationship
trauma and attachment issues).
My clients come from both genders; all ethnic groups and social classes; all kinds of professions and vocations;
all kinds of levels of education; and all kinds of personality types.
I advise anybody who wants to know if I could
help them to make one appointment with me and check me out. We need to see if we will work well together.
To contact me, please email Jim Byrne at ABC Coaching.
Doctor of Counselling
ABC Coaching and Counselling Services
Seven counselling and therapy specialisms
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