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Cat Etherington

Head of Recovery at Naked Truth Project
Certified Professional Coach
APSATS Certified Partner Coach

Cat created both the Whole Hearted Partner Programme and Whole Life Recovery Programme for Naked Truth Project and oversees all the work at Naked Truth Recovery. She has previously worked as a group facilitator, trainer and coach, specialising in behavioural and cultural change through emotional intelligence. Cat is a recovered substance addict with over a decade of recovery as well as a betrayed wife healing from trauma.

Professional Designations and Specialized Trainings

  • Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF)

  • Advanced Training in Problematic Sexual Behaviour SASH - Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health

  • Disclosure Guide Training for APSATS Coaches - with Dan Drake & Janice Caudill CCPS

  • BEYOND RECOVERY ™, 2018 - Institute for Life Coach Training

  • Shadows of the Heart (Pilot training) - Best Practices for Working with Female Sex and Love Addicts - with Staci Sprout C-SAT

  • Non-Violent Communication - Online Training Course - with Marshall Rosenberg

  • Separation Management: An Intervention Model for Managing and Treating Couple Separations - with Bob Buchiccio, LICSW

  • Intimacy Anorexia Coaching - with Dr. Doug Weiss, American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy

  • Introduction to Relationship Coaching - Institute for Life Coach Training

  • A Door of Hope Peer Facilitator Training - Donna Dixon, CPC

  • Sexual Recovery and Partner Recovery Coaching - Dr. Doug Weiss, American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy


Cat has years of experience working with addiction recovery in both peer and professional roles and is equipped to work with people seeking recovery from problematic behaviours, their partners, as well as with the couple together. Cat is intensely practical and has designed much of the group curriculum herself. Work with Cat if you're seeking a blend of empathetic listening and validation with practical tools and exercises to move you forward.

Cat is the owner of a sweet little Lhasa Apso named Benji and enjoys family walks with him and her two teenage daughters. Cat also enjoys holidays in the sun since living in the North of England gets cold!