Stop the display of the count of listings for sub categories

Hi,
when styling the sub category links, the counts appear outside of the styled link (it needs display:block which is causing this as the count for some reason is not part of the link). Ideally I want the counts as part of the links so they can be inline within the block link.

Is that possible? I've searched google and found nothing to help with this. So I decided to just uncheck the show count box in the settings but the counts still show?

Please can anyone help ideally get the counts working as part of the main link so on the same line or failing that why is the setting to stop showing the counts not working?

This is what I have currently:

--- LINK ---
(1)
--- LINK ---
(3)
--- LINK ---
(9)

I want something like this ideally:

--- LINK (1) ---