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Meet Cathy

Many years ago, I experienced a change in health and was left with a long-term condition that affected my physical and mental wellbeing. You can read more about my experiences with this here


Over time, I began to recognise that it might be possible for me to manage my life and my health condition in a different way.

 

I began a period of self-recovery through working with coaches, doctors, therapists and other skilled helpers. 

 

I trained in several complementary therapies to help me understand my own (and other people's) health and wellbeing more holistically. I also learnt about mindfulness, self-compassion and self-empowerment.

 

I made positive decisions based on what mattered to me and turned intention into action.

It wasn’t easy but after a while, life felt lighter. I began to feel more like the ‘me’ I wanted to be. My confidence and sense of self grew. I began to live well with my challenges rather than feeling like I was always struggling with them.

My love for coaching was ignited by the change in perspective and wellbeing that came from my own self-development. I knew I wanted to support others to do the same and help them live a life that felt easier and more fulfilling. I immersed myself in all things coaching and after two years of study, I completed my formal coaching training. 

 

Now, I’m an integrative life coach. That means I’m trained to help people work on their goals and future plans, and also help them navigate life challenges and improve their wellbeing.

 

I use effective tools from coaching and therapy to work with you as a whole person. This blended approach matches my personal values of connection, creativity and kindness. I love that coaching enables me to live my values every day and I want to help you live a life that's aligned with your values too.

I'm an enthusiastic life-long learner and I'm committed to my own continuing self-development journey. To read more about my coaching and therapeutic training, qualifications and professional memberships, please see below.

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Accreditation and training

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Professional qualifications

L5 Diploma in Resilience Coaching Skills (Association for Coaching, National Council of Psychotherapists and the UK Health Coaches Association accredited course)
 

Certificate in Counselling Skills
Usui Reiki Level 2
Professional Homeopathic Licenciate to Practice
Certificate in Medical Sciences

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Professional training

Extensive training in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) including:

  • ACT coaching

  • ACT for physical health problems inc. chronic pain and chronic illness

  • ACT for grief and loss

  • ACT for rumination and worry

  • Working with neurdivergence with ACT

  • ACT for relationships

 

Therapeutic coaching 
Mentoring
NHS Talking Therapies - Peer Support
Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills

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Professional memberships

Member of the Association for Coaching
Member of the Association for Contextual  Behavioural Science

 

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Other professional experience

20+ years in corporate and not-for-profit organisations in project and event management, community outreach and mental health recovery.

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