Welcome to Mindandbodysolutions-southport.com, my name is Clare Rusby  Cert.Hyp CS, Dip CST 

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Hypnotherapist and I am also a practicing  Pranic Healer.

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

 I am a member of the National Counselling Society and the National Hypnotherapy Society.   



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.  I am a trained Person- Centred Counsellor,  Psychodynamic Counsellor .  This means I work with a persons "here and now" but can also investigate a persons "past" to identify the cause of deep rooted problems.  I can also incorporate some Cognitive Behavioural Techniques when required. Because I have a variety of different models of therapy to follow, being able to adapt to an individual's specific needs is one of my skills. 

Everyone needs some support at some point in their lives for a variety of reasons which vary from person to person.  It's always good to talk.

As well as Counselling, I also offer Hypnotherapy treatments. I I love to help people make the changes in their lives to make it better.

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  

I also offer online counselling sessions via a safe and confidential online portal called Zoom.   Appointments last for an hour and you are provided with the log in details by email prior to the session. Please email me for more information.  

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. 

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 behaviour's 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.  

There are very few issues that wont benefit from hypnotherapy. 

Check out my Hypnotherapy page for more information 

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 check out my 

Stress Page

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

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, check out my

Pranic Healing Page 


I work from home at 38 Stamford Road, Southport, PR8 4ET 

 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 on working hours as I understand that many people find it difficult to free any time during the working day so we can discuss the best time to meet when you contact me.   I can also arrange evening and weekend appointments if needed.

I am happy to come and see client's at home at no extra cost.


Payment is accepted either in cash or by bank transfer.  

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you enjoy life more.


Contact me to see what I can do for you!

Contact me