Catherine Corcoran MA DC OWSI OWI
PERSONAL PROFILE / CAREER HISTORY
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 & CranioSacral Therapist in Whitianga, as well as teaching Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance up to intermediate level. 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 – 15. CranioSacral 1 & 2 with the Upledger Institute
2015 – 17. Collective Soul Levels 1 – 3 in Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance
2016 – 17. Teacher Training Levels 1 & 2 of Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance
2017. Trauma Buster Technique certification from Rehana Webster
2018. Collective Soul Level 4 and Teacher Training Level 3 in Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance
2019. Tribal Grooves Teaching qualification
2020. Collective Soul Level 5 and Teacher Training Level 3 in Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance
I have many other qualifications in boat handling, first aid, nitrox, oxygen administration, marine radio etc which I can provide more details of on request.
I became a citizen of New Zealand in 2007.
Year of birth: 1963
Driving licence: Full UK and NZ for car and motorbike.
Interests: Diving, dancing, music, walking, vegan food, meditation, clowning, steampunk and travel.