Clive Burks BSc. Dip. Couns. BACP Accredited
01225 460285 / 07952 783015
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 the past 23 years. I am an Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2001. I am committed to providing Counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
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 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 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.
The past and our unconscious can also affect how we think, feel and behave in the present. I am skilled in helping you make sense of how the past and your unconscious could be affecting you in the present. The unconscious can also be represented by sensations and feelings in the body.
Four to eight sessions usually around a specific issue with the option of extending to longer term if required.
More open ended sessions providing on going support and an opportunity to explore and work through issues in more depth.
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 am experienced in building a good working relationship with a wide variety of individuals having worked for 23 years as a professional counsellor in a variety of different settings and before that working as a trainer and before that as a chartered surveyor.
Below are some of the issues I work with on a regular basis:
- Stress Management
- Relationships and Family Problems
- Panic Attacks
- Conflict Resolution and Mediation
- Career and Work Issues
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD
- Performance Anxiety including sports problems.
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.
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:
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. EMDR Parts one and two
2009 Mindfulness Teacher Training Development Level 1 Bangor University.
2015 Training in Family Constellations with Barbara Morgan
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Performance coaching using Mindfulness approaches.
Conflict resolution using mediation based on the Non Violent Communication approach.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Counselling Individuals £45 for 1 hour session
Couples Counselling £55 per hour session
Mediation Sessions £55 per hour
I offer concessions where appropriate.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Availability Monday to Friday day and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|