Sarah Lewin - Inner Smile TherapiesCounselling and Psychotherapy in Nottingham

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Promoting your autonomy, freedom, healing and growth

I specialize in working with relational trauma, attachment and narcissistic abuse.

I am also trained to support adult children of emotionally immature and narcissistic parents, and those recovering from other narcissistic relationship wounds.

As an Integrative Psychotherapist. I do not use labels or diagnose mental health issues or illnesses. I am here to support you to heal and grow.

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

I have experienced more and more people seeking counselling support due to being in a toxic relationship, which results in deep feelings of shame and unworthiness.

You may currently be in an unhappy relationship or recently ended one. You may be struggling with relational trauma from childhood, often without even recognising it. If this was an emotionally abusive relationship it would have left you feeling;

Confused - The experience of gaslighting can leave you doubting yourself and your reality.
Like you are going crazy - As you would have been manipulated to believe its all in your head.
Lacking in Self-Esteem - As the narcissist would have made sure they destroyed your self esteem and confidence.
Depressed - Due to the disrespect and disregard you have been treated with.
Not Good Enough - From the constant put downs and criticism.
Anxiety - Due to the fear of saying or doing the wrong thing that would cause them to fly into a rage or devalue you.

If this all sounds familiar, I do hope you can find the courage to reach out and get the Counselling support and healing that you so deserve.

How can I help?

My style of mind-body integrative Psychotherapy and Coaching can help you to;
Be happier
Build resilience
Improve your sense of self
Make better decisions for yourself,
Have greater self-worth
Be more connected to yourself and others
Increased confidence and self esteem.
Create healthier, more loving relationships with self and others.

Of course if you have experienced a toxic relationship it is likely you have experienced something similar growing up, or maybe you are here because of a narcissistic or emotionally immature parent and trying to understand or separate yourself from that relationship.

What we are talking about here is developmental and relational trauma. If we have experienced emotional abuse or neglect as a child, we are much more likely to experience this in our adult relationships too which further compounds the relational trauma.

Unresolved trauma from our childhood affects us deeply, throughout our lives. It not only affects how we think and feel, as well as our adaptive behaviours, but it also affects our relationships, our sense of self, how we parent our own children, and our outlook on the world.

Using integrated mind-body-brain based psychotherapy, neuroscience and coaching, it is possible to heal from C-PTSD and relational trauma, and grow into the person you deserve to be, and know that you are.

The change process will take time and there is no easy fix, but if you are willing to commit to your healing and growth then change is possible.

If you are the adult child of a narcissistic or emotionally immature parent then therapy can help you,

  • Develop Boundaries
  • Go no contact (if you choose to)
  • Help heal childhood and developmental trauma
  • Reclaim your authentic self
  • Heal your Inner Child
  • Release suppressed anger
  • Recognise trauma bonds
  • Heal your "good enough" wound
  • Nurture Self Compassion

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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