About Clive ...
At 34 years of age, Clive thought life was as good as it could be.
He was an Area Sales Manager for a Multi National Company, owned a restaurant and was in a great relationship.
Within a three week period, Clive suffered two major setbacks. He lost his job and his girlfriend left him for another man. The pain of devastation was so great he ended up in hospital with chest pains.
The loss and feelings of depression lasted for years and he eventually decided to seek help. He began reading books, asking questions, attending seminars and studying. He gained a Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, a Post Graduate Diploma of Psychotherapy, a Diploma of Health – Clinical Hypnosis, a Diploma of Iridology, he has studied Kinesiology and is a Certified NLP Practitioner.
In 1989, even though he was well qualified and helping others, he was still struggling with rejection and failure. Relationships were still not working.
Clive found that most people advised him on “what” to do but not “how” to do it. He also found many spoke in terms he did not understand – commonly called “psychobabble”.
He decided to look for his own answers. After taking a client through a new concept to help her overcome rejection, Clive suddenly realised he was totally dependent on others for how he felt. While he wanted their love and acceptance, he gave them total control. In the space of 5 minutes, his life changed dramatically, as did what he taught.
His clients asked him to document his concept. He made it simple, easy to understand and implement and he placed it in a step-by-step process.This lead to three books with one being a best seller.
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To add to his knowledge, in his late 30’s Clive and his wife, Julie, purchased a fitness centre and learnt about health and fitness.
In the past 36 years, Clive has accumulated a wealth of knowledge on the best ways to help people achieve their best. He is now regarded by many as one of the world’s best in helping people achieve high self esteem.
Clive is happily married to Julie (been together for 33 years) and has two step children and one child.
In teaching essential life skills, Clive gets back to basics and common sense. He not only teaches what you need to know to take control of your life, he also addresses the factors that stop you from achieving your desired result. In other words, if you know what you should be doing and you are not doing it, there is a reason “why”. Once this is addressed, you are free to achieve.
Clive “thinks outside the square” and has come with many new concepts that get great results. He works on the premise that clients want to fix their problem in the quickest possible time, to achieve the best result and have the strategies to continue living their best life. This is achieved through constant feedback from the client.
Clive is Principal of the Clive Murphy Self Empowerment Centre, a counselling and seminar business. He has had success helping thousands of people to overcome such things as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, obsessions, relationship problems, family and parenting problems, eating disorders and many physical ailments.
He has devised his own unique way of helping people. His method of teaching self esteem has helped people overcome many physical and emotional problems.
Clive is an International speaker and author. He was a guest speaker at the Second International Rotary Peace Conference in 2000 with Lieutenant General Peter Cosgrove and Steve Pratt (from CARE Australia). He has also spoken to the Leadership team at Richmond Football Club (AFL) and Victorian Junior Elite Gymnasts.
He has been the guest speaker for numerous businesses, sporting clubs and interest groups.
Importantly, Clive walks the talk. The information he shares is derived from his own personal “hands on” experience in life and from working with clients in consultation.
While Clive has seven qualifications, he lists his most important as the one he receives from the University of LIFE, School Of Hard Knocks. He has come up with a new way of helping people called “Common Sense Therapy” – named because many of his clients say, “This is common sense”!
While Clive has some awards, one being the 2021 Apac Insider “Relationship Counsellor of the Year (New South Wales)”, he never places emphasis on them as his major aim is to help people gain the necessary skills to enjoy all of life.