Welcome to Mindandbodysolutions-southport.com, my name is Clare Rusby  Prof. Dip Psy C  

Psychotherapist, Accredited Integrative Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Pranic Healer

 I am a member of the National Hypnotherapy and the National Counselling Society, whose codes of ethics I abide by.   I have profiles on both professional websites as well as the Hypnotherapy and Counselling Directories and also Psychology Today



I am on  a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. The Accredited Register programme was set up  by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public and shows my commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service. 

If you want to know more about me and what I'm about, take a look at the About me page.  

I'm an INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLOR , which means I use a variety of different approaches to tailor a course of treatment that will work best for each client.   Everyone needs some support at some point in their lives for a variety of reasons ranging from childhood trauma, grief or more specific problems such as dealing with a divorce or change of job which can be incredibly stressful.  Some want help being more focused and pro-active in making changes in their lives. Some come to me feeling things are not right but need help finding out why they feel like they do and what they can do to make their lives better - not just for them but for those around them.   It's always good to talk.

Please see my page on Integrative counselling for more information 

I'm a HYPNOTHERAPIST   Hypnosis is a completely natural state which, along with the input of a properly trained and confident therapist can create positive changes to a persons mental, emotional and physical state. It cannot make you do anything you do not want to do or that you morally object to. You cannot get "stuck" in hypnosis and can leave the state whenever you want to.

It is state of mind brought about by the use of set of techniques.

It enhances an individual's concentration and increases their responsiveness to suggestion in order to make the beneficial changes that an individual may wish to make in their thought patterns, their behaviours or their physiological state.

Normally, to affect continuing positive changes a client would need an average of 3 sessions, depending on the presenting problem. This is because the hypnotic suggestions will usually last from between 2 days to 2 weeks and each follow up session reinforces the positive changes so the new behaviour then becomes a positive habit.

For example, if the problem was weight gain due to snacking, hypnosis would empower the client to stop this activity for a period of time after each session. As the new behaviour continued, it will take the place of the old behaviour and become a permanent fixture in the client's subconscious.

Please see  my Hypnotherapy page for more information and a 20 minute relaxation script for use by everybody

However, I may use a mixture of the two if it will help a client.  For example, a client attending with anxiety can be helped by finding the root of the problem which can be worked through during counselling sessions.  However, I can also provide specific scripts to  deal with the physical symptoms of anxiety whilst the root problem is being dealt with.    I call this Hypno-Counselling and have had some wonderful results from this treatment,  please see my page Hypno-Counselling  for more information  

As well as face to face counselling sessions, I also offer online counselling sessions via a safe and confidential online portal called Zoom.   Appointments last for an hour.  I send you a link by email just before the appointment time and you simply click and connect, hassle free. 

I also offer telephone counselling sessions which also last for an hour.

All sessions are by appointment only.

Sometimes small changes are all that are needed to make a big difference to your life.  If you want to lose weight for example, a hypnotherapy script incorporating healthy eating suggestions for you based on the sort of healthy foods you actually enjoy will work much better than suggesting foods you have no interest in or desire to eat at all.  Do not deny yourself entirely this leads to misery and your efforts are more likely to fail.  Be kind to  yourself, 5 days of healthy eating and 2 not so healthy will make a huge difference to your weight and well being. Denying yourself that pizza or take away and wine on a Saturday night will just make you miserable

Likewise, if you want to get fit, do not force yourself to go to the gym or out for a run 5 nights out of 7 when 2 or 3 times a week at the outset is more than enough. This will lead to better habits being formed and you will find yourself looking forward to exercise not dreading it. 

I have a particular interest in the reduction of stress and anxiety.  Hypnotherapy is particularly useful for reduction of anxiety and so stress levels as the two often go hand in hand. 

No stress at all is nearly as bad for us as too much stress


Some stress is very good for us, it's what gets us out of bed and motivated. Stress is our bodies natural reaction to fear and change.  It is our built in survival instinct that produces the fight or flight mechanism that would at one time have saved our lives.  It gives us that extra burst of energy if faced by a car speeding towards us that makes us able to leap out of the way  But if a person is constantly stressed it causes problems for both physical and mental health. 

If you think you are suffering with stress please see my Stress Page

which gives a lot more information about how it damages us, and how to spot the signs.

I am also a PRANIC HEALER    Pranic Healing  is a tried and tested system to help enhance physical, mental and emotional well being and works on the principle that the healing process is accelerated by increasing the life force or vital energy in each individual. Pranic Healing is applied on the aura or energy body.

The energy body absorbs life energy and distributes it throughout the physical body, to the muscles, organs, glands etc. 

By using Pranic techniques your physical or mental problems can be modified or even reversed as the mind and body begin to heal.

If Pranic Healing interests you, please see my Pranic Healing Page 


I work from home at 38 Stamford Road, Southport, PR8 4ET  but I also have a consultation room at the Life of Riley Hypnotherapy, 28 Station Road, Ainsdale, PR8 3HS from where I can offer face to face appointments which are  COVID19  compliant  allowing a 2 meter space between my chair and the couch where you will be seated.  Both of which are made of wipeable material which will be cleaned before your arrival.  Hand sanitizer will also be available.   

As I have to pay in advance when I book the room for each consultation I will require a £20 deposit at the time of booking which is non refundable in the event that the appointment is cancelled.

Appointments via Zoom or telephone do not incur an advanced booking fee

Please give me a ring on 07803933778

 or by emailing [email protected]  to arrange an appointment

You can either email me privately or via my contact page.

Sessions are by appointment only  I am flexible and can offer appointments face to face, online via Zoom or by telephone until 9.30pm most evenings

If you are happy for me to come to you I can arrange appointments around the Southport  area at no extra cost

Payment is accepted either in cash, paypal or by bank transfer. 

I look forward to helping you enjoy life more.


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