About me

Hello and welcome to the Inner Smile Anxiety Clinic.

I guess you are ready to make a change?

The fact you are here now reading this shows you are strong and brave and ready for change in your life. I am happy to support you in reaching a better, happier place.

Living with anxiety is pretty miserable, I know. Are you sick of missing out because of your anxiety? Does it feel like you are living behind bars, just waiting for the right moment to escape?

Well it seems like that time is now. Let's not miss out on any more opportunities to live life to the full and enjoy doing so.

The good news is that things can change pretty quickly. I work in a way that is unlike most other therapists due to previous training in Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming. We can work in a short term way to make a big difference. Usually 4 -6 sessions are all that is needed.

I have 20 year experience working with clients. I am a Psychotherapist, Lifecoach, Hypnotherapist, and Stress Management therapist. 

I have supported many clients with anxiety, fears, phobias, lack of confidence, and sense of direction.

If you have had enough and are ready to take back control, then contact me to arrange a chat and see how I can help you.

There are many tools I can offer to help you see the world and yourself from a different perspective and once you start exploring this you outlook on life can change pretty quickly.

I work in a way that may be different to other Psychotherapists, due to previous training in Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistice Programming, and Coaching. Integrating these techniques and using creative imagery, and mindfulness as appropriate. We can create change in a timescale that may be more advantageous than just talking alone, and you will be in a position to work on your issues between sessions if you wish.

As we discuss your issues, I can offer insights that you may find helpful and which may give you a new perspective. I may also challenge your thinking to allow you to consider if these thought patterns are helpful to you or are part of the problem.

As part of our work together we may also look at your goals, values, beliefs and dreams & how these might help you to live a better future. For me, this is what the therapy is all about. I will provide a confidential, supportive and open space which allows you to understand and express the parts of you that you may not have considered before.

The focus of all this is on healing, growth & change. So if you feel that you are ready for change, than I will be happy to support you in making those changes, soo you start enjoying life.

You don't have to accept that you will always feel this way. I can guarantee you will not always feel this way and I can help you to start feeling much better real soon.

I can help and support you to find your freedom from feelings of intense anxiety, fear, low self esteem, and lack of direction. 

“We cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. Then change seems to come about almost unnoticed.” – Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person

Currently I am offering telephone and online counselling via Zoom or Whatsapp, so we can work together wherever you are. When it is safe to do so and the government guidelines allow, face to face sessions with resume, based in Mapperley Park.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Complimentary Therapies - Massage, Reflexology, Reiki,  Anatomy & Physiology.

Diploma in Hypnotherapy/NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) - 2001

Emotional Freedom Technique level 2 - 2003

BSc (Hons) Humanistic Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2019

Life Coaching Certificate - 2020

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£50 for Online/Telephone Counselling - 50 Minutes

£50 for Face to Face. When Government Guidelines allow - 50 Minutes


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I offer evening & weekend sessions.

Tuesdays/Wednesday/Thurs 6pm & 7pm

Mondays 10am - 3pm

Saturday 10am & 11am

Call or email me to check availability

Further information

I can offer you an integrated tailored approach to your needs, using creative therapy, Relaxation techniques, guided imagery, NLP and tapping techniques as well as coaching to promote your emotional and mental wellbeing


Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Sarah Lewin

Sarah Lewin