“Dragonflies guide you to the forgotten parts of your soul so that an understanding of your true self can begin to emerge…” Chris Luttichau.
Welcome, I’m Bethyn Casey; an intuitive and deeply empathic counsellor and creative therapist. I’ve been practising counselling for five years now, offering both talking and creative therapies.
I work with individuals whom are seeking to move through personal challenges to discover new ways of being in the world and feeling more at home inside of themselves. Often we wish to feel closer to the authentic potential that dwells within us- yet trauma, mental health struggles, painful life experiences or the chronic stress of trying to survive in this world as it is- can appear to block us from being able to move onward in our lives.
It takes courage to enter the process of therapy and explore what hurts so that we can begin to heal. Therapy is a way for that journey of growth to be carefully and safely held, valued and given insight, respect, honesty, compassion and space. Those parts of ourselves which have been denied expression may gradually transform and find wings in a supportive environment dedicated to what suits you as a unique individual.
Counselling involves being deeply heard and discovering new ways of really hearing yourself and coming to know your true self in a space dedicated to practising compassion without judgment.
Creative Therapy allows you to experiment and play with whatever creative methods you are drawn to as a means of sharing and self discovery. This might involve movement, dance paper, card, colours, crafts, textures, sound, paint, clay, sand, instruments… the creative possibilities of therapy are endless, just as the creative potential within each of us is boundless. Many of us have been led to believe that we are not talented enough to be creative, or that creativity is a waste of time… therapy can challenge these harmful beliefs and help us engage our creative capacity in new ways…setting aside pressure and judgment allows small creative acts to bring meaning, value, respect and confidence to our daily activities. It’s not about being perfect at something… its about giving ourselves permission to Be.
I am currently offering face to face counselling within my therapy room. I also offer nature walking, online and telephone counselling. My doors remain open whilst respecting safety needs (chairs remain two meters apart and there is organic sanitiser for those whom wish to use it). In these times perhaps more than ever many of us need the full living presence of those whom we turn to for help. Connection needs are an essential part of our wellbeing and therefore counselling is understood as part of the care field that continues as key work.
Alternatively if the risks feel too high for you telephone and online counselling are ways to explore sharing that can produce new and surprising ways of meeting each other in authentic connection. Nature Walking opens up an opportunity for both maintaining safety whilst allowing the healing and soothing capacity of nature to enhance and strengthen the therapeutic process.
Whatever your choice, together we can find a way of connecting that ensures you are not alone in these times, where every part of yourself, all your thoughts and feelings, are welcome and invited to find solace and healing.
I qualified from Strode college with a diploma in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling Studies. This training involved a balance of both practical and theoretical training to ensure a deep understanding of how unique the therapy process is for each individual alongside genuine ways to make that process as helpful as possible for you as an individual.
I continue to learn through an ongoing of practise of continuing professional development.
This has included training in ;
Movement Therapy with Dance Voice
Creative Therapy with Gemstone Consultancy
Counselling for eating disorders with Somerset and Wessex eating disorder association
Working with the inner child with Still Waters training
Amongst many other branches of practice and continued development.
As well as working in Private practise I have been a counsellor for New Dawn in Western Super Mare and for Mind in Bridgewater.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means I follow an ethical framework that ensures a clients best interests are always at the heart of my work.
I offer a sliding scale of between £35 and £50 depending on your financial circumstances. If you are really struggling financially please inform me and negotiations may be possible depending on my availability at the time.