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creativecoachingandmindfulness

For updated site please click this link: http://cathytheaker.com

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

[email protected]

 

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

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