Clare Rusby Cert.Hyp CS, Dip CST

Clare Rusby Cert.Hyp CS,  Dip CST

About me

I would want to know something about the person I was going to work with if I was looking for any sort of therapist so, I'm going to start with some information about me.  I’m 51 years old, I have a partner, 3 kids and 3 dogs, yes, 3 of each! I was at one time a lawyer, and worked for 25 years as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives running personal injury files until I decided to change my life and become a Hypnotherapist and Integrative Counsellor. 

I work from home to keep my costs down.

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 irrational 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 offer specific Relaxation sessions at a reduced rate.

****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 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 offer reduced fees for low income client's and over 60's as well as anyone that may require more long term treatment.

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

I look forward to talking to you.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Member (MHS) National Hypnotherapy Society
  • Qualified Integrative Counsellor and member of the National Counselling Society
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Online Diploma

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

Accredited register membership

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 ....


Initial consultation including taster hypnosis session  (approx 90 minutes)          £ 20.00

Initial telephone consultations are free (approx 30 minutes)

Hypnotherapy Treatment sessions (approx 60 minutes)            £ 40 to £ 60.00

Stopping smoking (2 sessions of 60 minutes)      £ 100.00

Relaxation sessions (approx 60 minutes)            £  30.00

Reduced fees for low income client's and over 60's for Hypnotherapy - fees £ 40 per session

Hypno-counselling sessions (approx 90 minutes)  £ 50

Also, if long term therapy is required, fees will be reduced to £ 40 per session

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

Further information


There are two choices for how you wish to proceed once you have made the decision to see me for treatment.

OPTION 1 An initial consultation appointment will be arranged when we will meet and discuss your requirements in detail and I will take down information necessary to gain an understanding of your needs and so I can provide a bespoke script for the commencement of treatment.  You will have a relaxing taster session of hypnosis so you understand the process and be prepared for treatment to start.  The appointment can last up to 90 minutes.

OPTION 2 I understand that people lead busy lives and whilst in an ideal world a lengthy initial appointment would be wonderful to be able to experience a taster of hypnosis, sometimes there is not the time or luxury of taking this step, instead a free telephone consultation works better.  I can take all the necessary information over the phone and then arrange your first treatment session date and so when we first meet you will have bespoke script written especially for you and treatment will commence on our first meeting. The telephone call will take approximately 30 minutes.

What happens during treatment sessions

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

Treatment sessions are usually about an hour long.

Often, after the initial consultation only a couple of treatment sessions are necessary, sometimes only one. It depends on the changes you want to make. This will be discussed at the initial appointment.

What happens during relaxation sessions

I will only need to take limited information if you are coming to see me purely for relaxation.  The session will include a wonderful relaxing script to unwind you and take you to the deepest level of relaxation.  I will also provide some advice and breathing techniques to help you to be able to relax yourself when you need to.

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 bit which provides a specific script designed to treat the behaviour itself. For example anxiety, over-eating, excessive alcohol consumption. 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.

Southport, PR8

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I'm flexible so contact me for details. I'm also happy to do home visits.