Clive Burks

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Bath, Somerset, BA1
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About me

Are you in need of help? Someone you can talk openly to about your difficulties, someone who is empathic, experienced, non judgemental, knowledgeable?

Could you benefit from a safe confidential place to work through how you are feeling, thinking and behaving?

I have been a practising counsellor in Bath for over 25 years. I have been an Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2001. I am committed to providing Counselling and , more recently life coaching including relationship and body mind coaching, in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I work with a variety of issues most of my work is shorter term say up to six or eight sessions. I do work longer term when you and I agree that would be beneficial. 

I have a particular interest in working with trauma and how that is held in the body and accessed through sensations or felt sense and feelings or images. The felt sense and feelings can help us identify trauma in the body in the present this can also be linked to an original traumatic incident or a number of ongoing incidents such as difficult family dynamics during childhood affecting needed safe and supportive caring which can lead to attachment difficulties. In the sessions I can facilitate working through and healing trauma you may be holding in your body. 

Below are some of the issues I work with on a regular basis:

  • Stress Management
  • Relationships and Family Problems
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • Bereavement
  • Career and Work Issues
  • Redundancy
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD
  • Depression
  • Addiction.
  • Sexuality.
  • Trauma
  • Performance Anxiety including sports problems.

How can I help?

As a counsellor and therapist, I work with both individuals and couples. I work in an interactive and collaborative manner which helps develop trust and provides you with information and insights that you can utilise to address the issues you are facing. By identifying and naming sensations and feelings and exploring where they come from you can calm your mind and body and find ways to reframe your thinking.

I can help you to identify the longings and needs you may be unaware of beneath your feelings. I can also help you develop your aware witnessing self so that you can support yourself outside of sessions. I draw upon Neuroscience research to inform how I work.

Individual Counselling

  • Short Term - 4 to 8 sessions usually around a specific issue with the option of extending to longer term if required.
  • Longer Term - More open ended sessions providing ongoing support and an opportunity to explore and work through issues in more depth.

Couples Counselling

This offers an opportunity for couples to communicate more openly and constructively and to explore surface and underlying issues causing difficulties. From this greater understanding of each others feelings and needs and relationship dynamics changes can happen, for example more constructive communication and greater acceptance and tolerance of each other.

I also work with family members eg brothers, sisters fathers or mothers with children etc. 

I am experienced in building a good working relationship with a wide variety of individuals having worked for 25 years as a professional counsellor in a variety of different settings including Doctors Surgeries and as a mindfulness teacher at BANES Talking Therapies.

Taking the next step...

Please contact me if you would like to find out more about how I work and how I may be able to help you move through the difficulties you are experiencing.

Alternatively, look on my website.

I offer an initial session at my normal fee and at the end of the session we will discuss whether we both feel further sessions would be helpful or not. I do offer some concessions for low income clients.

Sessions take place at Newbridge Bath BA1 3RR free car parking is available.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited 2001.
  • B.Sc. 1981  Diploma Counselling 1997 UWE.
  • Couples Counselling Training 2003-2004   Jill Gabriel UKRC Reg Psychotherapist.
  • Additional Training in Trauma, CBT and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in America and Mark Williams et al in the UK.
  • 2007 EMDR Parts one and two
  • 2009 Mindfulness Teacher Training Development Level 1 Bangor University.
  • 2015 Training in Family Constellations with Barbara Morgan
  • 2019 -ongoing  Rosen Method Bodywork 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Performance coaching using Mindfulness approaches.

Conflict resolution using mediation based on the Non Violent Communication approach.

Photos & videos


£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

  • Counselling Individuals  £55 for 1 hour session
  • Couples Counselling £60 per hour session
  • Mediation Sessions £60 per hour

I offer concessions where appropriate.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Availability Monday to Friday day and evenings.

Further information

I am experienced in working with a wide variety of clients and I adapt my approach to the needs of the individual client. I work in an interactive collaborative way with the majority of my clients.

I am interested in yoga as a practice, tradition and philosophy to help me in all areas of my life including my work with clients.

Recent Testimonial

Clive really helped me throughout the 6 sessions that we had. I began the first session feeling completely lost, in a hole, where I was ensure how to get out and not self confident at all. By discussing with Clive how my situations have affected me and ways in which to deal with them and think differently. When it came to the sixth session, I felt a huge improvement and felt proud of how far I had come. I couldn’t recommend Clive enough, he not only is someone who could support me and really listened to my thoughts, but also gave me insight into how to think differently and tips of great books and articles that can help this process. Clive had great knowledge of all the aspects we discussed during the sessions and really helped to put the techniques on how to think differently about certain situations, into examples that were very understandable and assisted me to think in a different light. I truly am grateful of all of Clive’s help and genuinely believe he really helped me out of a difficult time. If you have not used counselling before and have doubts as to whether it would work, that is exactly how I felt and I can honestly say it’s the best decision I made.

Bath, Somerset, BA1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Key details

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Clive Burks
Clive Burks