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 & 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.