Qualifications:

TTRL1 Mindfulness Teacher (2016)

MA Psychological Therapies (2015)

BSc(Hons) Psychology (1991)

Advanced Diploma Counselling (1997)

ILM level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (2010)

PG Cert. Counselling Supervision (2009)

PGCHE. Post Grad Cert in Higher Education (2008)


Professional Membership:

BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

BACP ACCREDITED COUNSELLOR – JUNE 2001

HIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMY (Fellow Status) – NOV 2010


Ethical Practice

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. The BACP has a complaints procedure, a copy of which is available on request. www.bacp.co.uk

I adhere to the Mindfulness Teacher Good Practice Guidelines (UK Network for Mindfulness Based Teachers) https://mindfulnessteachersuk.org.uk 


MA Dissertation:

A Qualitative study of coaches' experiences of incorporating mindfulness into their practice - integration, challenges and transformation.


Curriculum Vitae

CATHY THEAKER

COUNSELLOR, COACH, SUPERVISOR, TRAINER, LECTURER

MBACP accred. UKRCP Reg. Ind. Couns. FHEA

cathytheaker@gmail.com


CAREER PATH:

SEPT 2017 - PRESENT     COACH, COUNSELLOR, SUPERVISOR, TRAINER, LECTURER  

                                            www.creativecoachingandmindfulness.com        

                                            www.cpdyorkshire.com   


SEPT 2014 - AUG 2017     WELLBEING PRACTITIONER at Leeds Beckett University - delivering psycho-educational training workshops and                                                          mindfulness sessions for students and staff. Providing coaching, individual and group supervision for staff in student facing                                               roles; academic performance coaching and counselling for students.

                                             COACH, SUPERVISOR, TRAINER in private practice


JAN 2008 – SEPT 2014      COUNSELLOR / SUPERVISOR / TRAINER at Leeds Metropolitan University - providing counselling, coaching, academic                                                performance coaching, psycho-educational training workshops, mindfulness sessions, support groups. Providing individual                                              and group supervision for associate counsellors, delivering CPD events.

                                             COUNSELLOR / COACH / SUPERVISOR / TRAINER in private practice


SEPT 2007 – DEC 2007     LECTURER IN COUNSELLING at Park Lane College – Foundation Degree in counselling and other counselling courses.

                                            COUNSELLOR & SUPERVISOR in private practice


SEPT 2006 – AUG 2007    LECTURER IN COUNSELLING at Leeds Metropolitan University – BA (Hons) Counselling & Therapeutic Studies.

                                           COUNSELLOR & SUPERVISOR in private practice


NOV 2005 – APRIL 2006   SENIOR COUNSELLOR Craven and District PCT.  Providing supervision for primary care counsellors


JUNE 2005 – JULY 2005   SENIOR COUNSELLOR Craven and District PCT.  Counselling in GP practice


MAY 2003 – SEPT 2006    LECTURER IN COUNSELLING in lecturing pools at Shipley College, Harrogate College, Leeds Met – counselling courses

                                           COUNSELLOR & SUPERVISOR - private practice


NOV 1999 – FEB 2004      COUNSELLOR in Primary Care. From Sept 2003, providing supervision for primary care counsellors


SEPT 2000 - SEPT 2002   LECTURER IN COUNSELLING at Macclesfield College – counselling courses, substance misuse courses.


APRIL 1999 – SEPT 2000 LECTURER IN COUNSELLING at Stoke on Trent College - counselling, loss & bereavement, assertiveness &          

                                           substance  misuse courses.


MAY 1998 – APRIL 1999  TEAM LEADER  Young Person’s Service, Druglink - managing a small team, counselling, groupwork, training &            

                                          promotional activities.


OCT 1997 – MAY 1998     COUNSELLOR  Barnsley Drug & Alcohol Service - counselling, groupwork, training & promotional activities


MAY 1996 – OCT 1997     COUNSELLOR   Manchester Brook


MAY 1996 - SEPT 1996    GROUP THERAPIST (Mental Health Day Centre) Manchester City Council - facilitating groupwork activities


MAR 1996 - MAY 1996      RESEARCH SUPPORT WORKER Salford Eating Disorders Project. Research & co-facilitation of the eating disorders

                                           support group for sufferers and carers – voluntary work


1995                                  OVERSEAS TRAVEL - INDIA & NEPAL

MAY 1992 - DEC 1994     CAMPAIGNS EXECUTIVE Oxfam - Managing volunteers & fundraising projects, training, media activities.


DEC 1991                         LECTURER IN PSYCHOLOGY Airedale & Wharfedale College. Temporary supply teaching.


OCT 1991 - DEC 1991     RESEARCH ASSISTANT  Leeds University - Eating Disorders Project


EDUCATION / TRAINING:

SEPT 2016                       TTRL1  Mindfulness Teacher Training Retreat Level 1  Bangor University

SEPT 2011 – AUG 2015  MA PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES Leeds Beckett University

                                         Research dissertation: A Qualitative study of coaches’ experiences of incorporating mindfulness into their practice –                                                         integration, challenges and transformation

OCT 2009 – JUNE 2010  ILM LEVEL 5 CERTIFICATE IN COACHING & MENTORING  Leeds Metropolitan University

OCT 2008 – MAY 2009    PG CERT COUNSELLING SUPERVISION  Leeds University

SEPT 2006 – NOV 2008  PGCHE Leeds Metropolitan University

OCT 1996 - JUNE 1997   ADVANCED DIPLOMA COUNSELLING  (Wigan & Leigh College) (Full time course)

OCT 1988 - JUNE 1991   BSc(HONS) PSYCHOLOGY 1st Class  (Leeds University)

                                         Research Dissertation: Eating Disorders (1)

                                         Subsidiary Subjects: Statistics (1)

                                         Neuroanatomy (2:1)

                                         Philosophy of Science (2:1)

SEPT 1981 – DEC 1984  DIPLOMA OF THE COLLEGE OF RADIOGRAPHERS (DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHY) (East Leeds School of 

                                         Radiography)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

BACP ACCREDITED COUNSELLOR – JUNE 2001

HIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMY (Fellow Status) – NOV 2010


PUBLICATIONS:

Mindfulness in Coaching: integration, challenges and transformation – International Journal for Mindfulness and Compassion at Work, May 2017, 

Issue 1. www.theijmc.om

Running Mindfulness Groups for Students – AUCC Journal, March 2011


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Integrating Resilience Training into Level 4 modules – Workshop presented at the National Teaching Fellows Conference, Leeds Beckett University on 10 May 2017


Mindfulness in the Psychological Therapies: Past, Present, Future. Workshop presented at the Psychological Therapies Conference, Leeds Beckett University, May 2016.


Mindfulness and Resilience - Workshop presented at the Course Reps Conference, Leeds Beckett University on 24/2/16


Enhancing Coaches’ Resilience & Self-care with Mindfulness – workshop presented at the Coaching CPD event at Leeds Beckett University, 2/12/15


Poster Presentations: Mindfulness in Coaching - Psychological Therapies Conference, Leeds Beckett University, May 2015 & 2016


Kick Start Academic Performance Coaching with Students at Leeds Metropolitan University, presented at the Coaching Within Education Mini-Conference, May 2012 at Leeds Metropolitan University


SPECIALIST INTEREST AREAS:

Mindfulness, Transpersonal Psychology, Addictions, Eating issues, Autistic Spectrum Disorders. 

I am an Autism Champion at Leeds Beckett University (Design and delivery of training workshops:  Working with individuals on the autistic spectrum)


CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

I participate in 1:1 consultancy supervision, mindfulness supervision. I attend two continuing mindfulness practice groups and silent retreats. I participate in CPD for my coaching, counselling, supervision, mindfulness and training / lecturing work