Catherine Corcoran MA DC OWSI OWI


My main focus since graduating from Oxford University in 1985 had been training and practising as a McTimoney Chiropractor in the UK. I worked as a sole trader in my own successful clinic in Lancashire from 1989 to 2003 and established a patient base of around 400, treating an average of 40 people per week. I have experience of business management and of being an employer. I have also developed other skills: teaching dance since 1990, and in 2002 I qualified as a scuba diving instructor both with the British Sub-Aqua Club and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors.

I moved to New Zealand in 2003 and have set up a succesful business as a McTimoney Holistic Therapist in Whitianga and I have added CranioSacral therapy and Trauma Buster Technique to the modalities used.  I started teaching belly dance in 2010 and have now qualified as a Level 2 teacher of Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance.   I have taken part in whale rescues, having trained as a marine mammal medic and enjoy community activities such as clowning. I lead a busy life and thrive on challenges, while remaining calm and centred with the help of daily transcendental meditation.   I continue with further training as I feel it is important to carry on learning and developing in life.


1979 . 9 GCSE O levels in English Language, Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, French, Russian, Latin and History.

1981. 4 GCSE A levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and General Studies.

1985. BA (Hons) in Mathematics from Oxford University

1989. MA in Mathematics from Oxford University

           DC in Chiropractic from the McTimoney Chiropractic College

1990. Member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association

2000 Diploma from the Academy of On-Site Massage

2002. Open Water Instructor from the British Sub-Aqua Club

2003. Open Water Scuba Instructor and Emergency First Response Instructor from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors

2008 - 9.  Bio Geometric Integration 1 - 2 at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic

2010 - 2012.  Emotional Freedom Techniques Levels 1 - 3

2013.  Trauma Buster Technique training with Rehana Webster

2014 - 2015.  CranioSacral 1 & 2 with the Upledger Institute

2015 - 2017 Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance: Collective Soul 1 & 2, Teacher Training Levels 1 & 2

I became a citizen of New Zealand in 2007.


Date of birth: 14.02.1963

Driving licence: Full UK and NZ for car and motorbike.

Interests: Holistic health, diving, dancing, music, walking, meditation, clowning, sci-fi and travel.