Sarah Lewin - Inner Smile TherapiesCounselling and Psychotherapy in Nottingham

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"Promoting your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing"


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I'm Sarah Lewin,. a BACP registered Trauma Informed Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and Holistic Wellness Coach based in Nottingham NG5 and Mansfield NG21 . I also offer sessions online from wherever you are in the UK or wider world.

I have 20+ years of experience working with clients, focusing on trauma, anxiety, and stress management.


Counselling and Psychotherapy

I offer online, telephone or face-to-face Counselling and Psychotherapy and Coaching in Nottingham and Mansfield

I work with adult individuals and specialise in working with trauma, anxiety and narcissistic abuse recovery, including adult children of emotionally immature and narcissistic parents, and those recovering from other narcissistic or toxic relationship wounds. You can read more about therapy for narcissistic abuse recovery here.

You may be seeking a counsellor because you are going through a difficult period in your life. You may be struggling day to day with feelings of hopelessness, low mood, anxiety and fear. This may be due to your own feelings or the result of someone else’s actions that are creating a difficult situation for you.

You may be looking for a counsellor to learn some tools and strategies to manage your emotions and to feel calmer and more resilient. Or, you may want to explore the past and how that may be affecting you in the present moment.

These are all valid reasons for seeking Counselling and you are already on the path to making those changes.

Counselling can be a wonderful opportunity for growth and development. It is not just about Mental Health or feeling suicidal, but it encourages you to become aware of the limiting beliefs and adaptations from the past that are holding you back from recognising your true self and living according to who you truly are. When we better understand ourselves and why we feel and behave the way that we do then we can heal and grow into ourselves.

Counselling can help you
Change perspective
Feel calmer
Find the joy in life
Be more confident
Have better relationships with yourself and others
Find a sense of purpose

In Humanistic/ Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy we are non-pathologising, which means we do not follow with the medical model concept of mental illness or their diagnosis of disorders.

We are not looking at what is wrong with you, but what has happened to you to create these thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I work relationally with clients to offer a reparative therapeutic relationship.

There IS nothing wrong with you. You may be struggling, but you are a human being responding to your life experience in a human way. It may not be working for you right now and that is what we can look at changing. You, of course, have to be ready to make those changes, if necessary, or it may just be about gaining a different perspective.

I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy for many presenting issues. I also have special interest and further training to support those with emotional/psychological relationship abuse recovery.

I hope you feel that I am the right therapist for you. If so, please feel free to email me to arrange a half price initial session with no obligation to continue.


What will Counselling look like?

Counselling is not about the therapist telling you what to do or giving advice. A Counsellor cannot see inside your soul. As stated before Counselling is all about relationship. The therapeutic relationship is the greatest agent for change, but also looks at your relationships outside of the therapy room. It is our relationships that hurt us but also relationships that heals us.

We would initially discuss your presenting issues for therapy and what goals you may have for therapy and how you will know when therapy has been successful.

We will look at linking your current issues to your past history and patterns of behaviour. We may incorporate some techniques that may be helpful, such as relaxation, or visualisation techniques, which will be discussed first. But they are not the therapy itself. The work is the exploration, awareness and self-reflection that brings about a gradual change. It is about trusting in the process and if you want to change, you will.

I hope you feel that I am the right therapist for you. If so, please feel free to email me to arrange a half-price initial session with no obligation to continue.


"The last 6 months have been an immense help for me and for that I'm very grateful. Thank you!" - Client B

Thank you for the time you spent with me. Just being able to talk has had quite a profound impact. My sincerest appreciation goes to you. Client R


Sarah Lewin - Counselling, Psychotherapy, Holistic Health Coaching, Holistic Therapies and Hypnotherapy, online and in person at Magnolia Therapy Centre, Mapperley Park, Nottingham NG5, and Ransom Wood Business Park Mansfield NG21


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