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About me

I'm an Accredited Psychotherapist offering Hypnotherapy and Integrative Counselling.  I can also offer both in one session which a very powerful way of making permanent changes.

I want to make a difference to people who are looking to make changes whether it be weight loss, stopping smoking, phobia's or other fears, anger management, public speaking, driving test or exam nerves, It could be something as simple as wanting to be able to concentrate more and be more focused on goals. There is nothing that hypnotherapy cannot help with.

Some changes need only be small to make a difference.  For example, if you want to lose weight, suggestions about healthy eating (using foods you actually like) will make a difference rather than trying to force yourself to stop eating everything you like, even if it is bad for you.  Wouldn't it be better to just eat pizza one night a week instead of 4 and make healthier choices the other nights rather than trying to stop yourself eating pizza entirely. That will just lead to misery.  The same can be said for reducing drinking, or going to the gym.  You don't need to try and force yourself to go 5 nights out of 7 when say 2 or 3 will suffice to start and in so doing will start to form a new "habit" which will be easier to maintain and you may actually enjoy it!

I have a particular interest in stress and anxiety and what it does to the body and the mind. Some stress is good for us, it's what gets us out of bed and focused in the morning but too much stress affects a persons physical as well as mental health. A large percentage of the population suffer with chronic stress or anxiety. Stress is our bodies natural reaction to fear and change. Our subconscious, which is responsible for our survival, sends us into fight or flight mode when it perceives a threat to us. Unfortunately, it does not differentiate between genuine life-threatening danger and every day occurrences such as a meeting with the boss or being late for work.

Symptoms of stress are:

- not sleeping well
- gaining weight, especially around the abdomen even when eating well and exercising
- more prone to infections and colds
- increased backaches, neckaches and headaches
- gut/digestion issues
- mood swings, anxiety and depression
- lack of libido

Stress can also lead to mineral and vitamin deficiencies in the long term such as:

- cracked lips (vitamin B6)

- teeth grinding (vitamin B5)

- white spots on the nails (zinc)

- constipation and diarrhoea (magnesium)

- bleeding gums (vitamin C)

- raised spots on limbs (vitamin E)

- throat and chest infections (vitamin A)

The good news is that stress and anxiety are easily treatable with hypnotherapy. You will be taught relaxation techniques and coping strategies to really make a difference to your day to day life, both personally and professionally.

****I have had particular success with a practice called Hypno-Counselling. ****

Do you keep having recurring anxiety? you may have had medication and/or hypnotherapy before and been symptom free for some time but now you've found its come back and perhaps even worse than before! Why? because there is a deeper issue that remains unresolved,maybe since childhood.  Hypno-counselling is a mixture of counselling and hypnotherapy in a 90 minute session.  If you want to know more about this treatment, please look at my website mindandbodysolutions-southport.com where you will find detailed information on the process and how it works

Whatever your concerns are, there will be a solution to your problem, we just need to find it.

See further information for what happens during the initial appointment and treatment sessions

Contact me, either by email or telephone and we can chat about what you are looking for.

I am happy to offer home visit appointments at no extra cost.

I can offer COVID19 compliant face to face appointments at consulting room at The Life of Riley Hypnotherapy on Station Road in Ainsdale. The chairs are 2 meters apart and made of wipeable material. They will be cleaned fully prior to your arrival. Hand sanitizer will be available. Please take a look at my website for photos of the layout.

A non refundable deposit of £ 20 is required when booking a face to face appointment.

I look forward to talking to you.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited Member  MNHS (Accred) of the  National Hypnotherapy Society
  • Accredited Member MNCS (Accred) of the National Counselling Society

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.

Accredited register membership

National Hypnotherapy Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Nerves relating to specific events such as exams, wedding speeches, driving tests, interviews or even first date nerves.

Anything can be helped with hypnotherapy ....

Hypnotherapy is just as effective on line via Zoom as it is face to face

Photos & videos


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Initial telephone consultations are free and can take up to an hour

Hypnotherapy Sessions (approx 60 minutes)      £ 60.00

Stopping smoking (2 sessions of 60 minutes)      £ 150.00

Hypno-Counselling sessions (approx 90 minutes)  £ 60.00

Counselling (approximately 60 minutes)    £ 40.00

For face to face appointments I require a non refundable deposit of £ 20 to cover the cost of the room which is paid when the appointment is booked.

**  There is a £ 10 reduction in fees for online appointments via Zoom **

I am happy to come and see you at home if easier for you, at no extra cost


I am flexible on appointment times and can offer appointments up to 9.30pm Monday to Friday and up to 5.30pm Saturdays

I'm also happy to do home visits at no extra cost.

Further information


Contact me and we can arrange a mutually convenient time to arrange a free telephone consultation which can take up to an hour.  I'll take some details from you and we can discuss what you need help me and how the sessions will work.  I can also answer any questions you may have.

What happens during treatment sessions

I will have written a bespoke hypnosis session tailored to exactly what you need following the initial consultation so your treatment progresses successfully.

Treatment sessions are usually about an hour long.

What happens during Hypno-counselling sessions

Each session is 90 minutes long.  The first part of the session is the Counselling Part which deals with why you have the problems/issues you currently have, and we work to resolve the underlying causes. The second part of the session is the Hypnotherapy script.  The two modalities combined make a powerful combination for the permanent resolution of symptoms.

I hold an Enhanced DBS Check Certificate (used to be called CRB Check) and so can work with children and vulnerable adults.

Hypnotherapy is just as effective over Zoom as it is face to to face.

Also registered with Counselling Directory.


The Life Of Riley Hypnotherapy
28 Station Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

I do not have wheelchair access unfortunately but I am happy to do home visits at no extra cost.

Clare Rusby Psychotherapist Prof. Dip Psy C

Clare Rusby Psychotherapist Prof. Dip Psy C