It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it

Lesley Butlin

I am a psychotherapist, counsellor and a mental health nurse. I have worked extensively with adults and families and both individually and in groups. I have also been running workshops and training sessions since 1999.

Who Benefits

As an experienced psychotherapist I am able to work with any issues that effect your emotional well being and no issue is too small if it prevents you living the life you want to live. The list below identifies the breadth of problems I have experienced of working with, however this is not exhausive.

  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Lack of Assertiveness
  • General Unhappiness
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress Related Difficulties
  • Bereavement Problems
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Bullying
  • Phobias



I am a qualified counsellor and a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered psychotherapist and have run a successful private counselling and psychotherapy practice in Newark since 2005. Working with individuals, couples and groups on a wide variety of issues. I am a UKCP Child Psychotherapist with a Diploma in Professional Supervision. I also supervises a variety of trainees, Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the Midlands.


I have extensive experience of working as a Child and Adolescent therapist within the NHS and in private practice.  I work with a wide variety of issues affecting young people these may include, self esteem, confidence, self harm, anxiety, eating issues and depression.

As children and young people may not want to sit and talk I offer alternative ways of working with this age group, through drawing, puppets and play.

I am an expert at working with Mothers and their pre-school age children, on issues around behaviour, eating and sleeping. If you have a toddler that feels out of control, let me help you to tame your toddler and improve your happiness. Please contact me to make an appointment.

As a Psychotherapist, I have worked for an eating disorders charity for the last 8 years. I currently see clients for binge eating, anorexia, bulimia and over eating issues. Many people think they are the only one, who feels embarrassed or ashamed about their eating habits. If you think you have a problem that you want to address please contact me to discuss your current difficulties.

As a qualified group therapist I have run therapeutic groups for adults for many years. I love working with groups and I am happy to facilitate any groups your organisation may want to offer.

Weight Wise Academy has been running for over three years and has been successfully helped a lot of people who have been unhappy with their weight. So if you are fed up constantly being on a diet, go and have a look at what we offer.

Confidence Workshop

Would you like the opportunity to…

  • Raise your confidence?
  • Learn new assertiveness techniques?
  • Increase your self-awareness?

The day will be a mix of facilitator input, experimental exercise and group work. The workshop will include opportunities to explore your personal history, enable you to develop your personal goals, increase your self-esteem and promote confidence. Some of these techniques will be shaped by Transactional Analysis concepts. the emphasis will be on personal change in a supportive formal atmosphere.


Assertiveness is a positive communication skill, it is essential for success in relationships at home or in the work place.
Assertive people are internally secure and own up to their mistakes without defensiveness. Assertiveness leads to constructive relationships and a reduction in stress levels.

At this one day workshop you will have opportunity to:

  • Understand the difference between assertive, aggressive, and passive behaviour.
  • Identify what prevents you from being assertive.
  • Learn techniques to be assertive.
  • Set personal learning goals.
  • Have fun.

Where I practice

I work in a recently refurbished building in the town of Newark, convenient for trains buses and also has it’s own parking. If you would like to get directions please click here.

Friary Business Centre
18 Friary Road
NG24 1LE

Contact me

Tel: 01636 611562
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