Sarah Lewin - Inner Smile TherapiesCounselling and Psychotherapy in Nottingham

Feature image

Counselling/Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy in Nottingham and Mansfield

"supporting you with your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing"

Home. Lounge shot

Welcome to the Inner Smile Anxiety Clinic and Menopause Support- Your first step to feeling calmer, more confident and in control so you can live the life you want and Smile again.

I'm Sarah Lewin. a BACP registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist based in Nottingham NG5 and Mansfield NG21 . I also offer Online Counselling sessions from wherever you are in the UK.

Do you feel that you could be getting more out of life?

Are you ready for change?

You may not believe it right now, but you could be feeling much better within weeks. Starting therapy can feel like an instant weight has been lifted and that somebody cares and understands you. It doesn't have to take months or years. You really can start feeling better right away.

As human beings we are hard-wired for human connection. But the lives we lead these days makes that connection more elusive and superficial. Counselling is your opportunity to express yourself in a safe, confidential environment where you will not be judged. The relationship between therapist and client is the agent of change and healing.

Are you looking to resolve childhood trauma?

The fact you are here now shows you are ready to take the next steps to invest the time in yourself and your personal growth and development.
It might seem scary right now, but I promise you it is not. It is a brilliant opportunity for you to get to know yourself more deeply, develop self awareness, challenge your beliefs and values and to see life from another perspective. It can turn your life around.

So, if your worries and anxiety are holding you back from living the life you want? Then you are not alone. These thoughts and feelings can cause a lot of distress and stop people from living a happy and meaningful life, as well as creating physical problems and poor health. Anxiety disorders are amongst the most common psychological issues that people seek help with.

"being able to just talk openly about life, the universe and everything for a few hours had quite a profound impact. Its been a long time". Client R

There are many reasons why we feel anxious in life. You may be going through a transition in life such as retirement, redundancy, a bereavement, the menopause or the end of a relationship, or unresolved past trauma, which can all bring up really difficult and scary feelings.

More often than not anxiety stems from our thought processes which are based on our beliefs. These beliefs usually stem from our early development and the environment we grew up in, and are not always a true reflection of who we truly are. This can cause us to feel unhappy, depressed and confused as we grow into adulthood and feel a conflict within ourselves.

Stress, Trauma and the body

Since beginning my journey as a Complementary Therapist in 1998, I have always had an interest in the body/mind connection and how our thoughts affect us on a physical level. There is a lot of research out there confirming this, though our healthcare service is still struggling to see the connection.
Stress has more of a detrimental impact on our physical health than our diet, and our emotions have been linked to chronic pain, heart disease, chronic fatigue and other auto-immune diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer and back surgery. So it is certainly advantageous to notice our emotions and learn to express them in a healthy way.
This anxiety and stress maybe a result of unresolved childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences. This Trauma causes a continuous fight or flight stress response that we may find impossible to turn off, resulting in feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleep problems, relationship problems and sometimes, unexplained physical pain.
There are lots of tools and techniques that can be employed to help reduce Stress and Anxiety. The tools I like to incorporate into the sessions are Mindfulness, breathing and relaxation techniques, CBT, Guided Imagery and NLP.
Due to my interest in this subject I have completed various additional developmental training in Trauma and its impact on the mind and body.

"Thanks so much. Its been invaluable" Client A

IF feelings of fear and uncertainty having an impact on your everyday life I can help you feel more calm and relaxed.

If you struggle to get out of bed somedays and wonder "what is the point". I can help you find more energy and motivation.

Do you feel like everyone else is having a better life than you, are more successful or in better relationships? I can help with that.

Are you irritable and stressed a lot of the time? I can help you to feel more relaxed, more often.

Do you feel down, lost or confused, and struggling to be positive? I can help you feel more confident and positive.

Are you fed up with feeling this way and looking to make some changes? I can help you with those changes and support you in making the right ones.
You may feel that you need a little support right now to help you deal with these difficult emotions. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy online or face to face in Nottingham and Mansfield to offer you support with these debilitating issues. You may be surprised how soon you begin to feel free-er.

If you want to read more about Anxiety, then click here


If you have been struggling with any of the above and are roughly between the age of 40-50, these could be symptoms that you are perimenopausal. The distruption that this can cause to you life and how you feel should not be underestimated. The menopause can be a really difficult and confusing time. Femaie suicide rates are among the highest in this age bracket and could largely be related to the anxiety and depression brought on by the dimishing hormones. Marriages also often break down around this time.
A lot has changed in just the past year and hopefully we are becoming more open and understanding about the menopause and this difficult time in a womens life. However if you are struggling with the feelings of anxiety, depression and feeling confused and alone at this time, then I would love to offer you support and help you to feel normal and begin to enjoy this new chapter in your life.
I have taken training in this area too, to better understand it myself, as I am also going through this stage, and to give me the information to pass on for further support and advice.

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

A little about me...
Initially on my therapy journey, i qualified as a Complimentary Therapist in 1998. Gaining diplomas in Reflexology, Massag, Aromatherapy and Diet and Nutrition. Over the years I worked in a Spa on Cruise Ships, then working in nursing homes, in businesses and the local community.
In 2001, i completed a further Diploma in Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). I went on to enjoy many years of working with clients to not only relax them physically with Complimentary Therapies but also now mentally using hypnotherapy and guided imagery. This allows me to work with the client on a subconscious level to release anxiety, fears, phobias and so much more.
In 2016 I completed a BSc hons degree in Humanistic/Integrative Counselling and Psychotherpy. This further training helped me to better understand the deeper level of the issues that people were presenting for in Hypnotherapy and gave a broader scope to my work.

As a member of the BACP, I follow an ethical framework, take regular Supervision with a qualified Supervisor and continually undertake further training to broaden my knowedge and skills.

To read more on Counselling and Psychotherapy I offer, click here

What we have learned can be unlearned. The brain can be rewired .

Feel free to call me and leave a message inviting a call back, or you can email me at, or via the email contact form on this page telling me a little about what you are looking for help with and I will get back to you to arrange the first session.

Click here to go to the Frequently Asked Questions Section.

Sarah Lewin - Counselling/Psychotherapy and Massage in Nottingham
The Magnolia Therapy Centre, Nottingham, NG5 2EF
Ransom Wood Business Park, Mansfield NG21 0HJ - Map

07938 537146

Email me here

Home. BACP Logo

©2022 Sarah Lewin - Inner Smile Therapies — powered by WebHealer
Website Cookies   Privacy Policy   Admin Login