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Donna Monk

 

 

Des Welham

 

 

Katie Welham

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Donna Monk
Donna has a wealth of experience of 1-1 counselling and group work. Her specialist work includes NHS work – in mental health and addictions, as well as working with young children from 5 years of age in a family centre. Donna also runs her own Private Practice and see people from 5 to old age and has over 700 hours supervised counselling practice.

Donna’s Training
QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Matrix Integrative Training) Awaiting External assessment
  • Certificate in Child Counselling (UEA) July 2003
  • Certificate in Integrative Child-Focused Practice (Matrix Integrative Training) July 2003
  • Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling (Matrix Integrative Training) March 2003
  • Certificate in Transpersonal Counselling (Matrix Integrative Training) Feb 2003
  • Introductory Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy (IPCC) December 2001
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling (IPCCS) May 2001
  • Advanced Certificate in Integrative Counselling (IPCCS) December 2000
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (IPCCS) Dec 1999
    Short Courses - Workshops
  • Counselling Young People (Workshop - Matrix Integrative Training) September 2002
  • Creative Therapy Workshop, (Workshop - Matrix Integrative Training) November 2001
  • series of 3 Transpersonal Workshops – Genesis, Choices & Loss, (Workshop - Matrix Integrative Training) July 2001
  • Training Abbreviations
    IPCC - Ipswich Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre
    UEA – University of East Anglia

DONNA’S EXPERIENCE

  • Many years experience of working in a Psychiatric Hospital for Adult Mental Health.
  • Many years experience of working 1-1 and group work with people with addiction problems.
  • Over two years working in a Family Centre with children from 5 years of age.
  • Private Practice – five years.

Des Welham MBACP

Des is a Qualified Counsellor and Group Facilitator.

Des continues to work in private practice as a counsellor, has worked with persistent and prolific offenders and in an adult prison Drug Rehab, as well as sometimes assisting Katie facilitating their own Anger Management Course in the Youth Offenders Institution. He was instrumental in designing the 8-week programme and contributed to the 16-week programme in the Prison Drug Rehab. However, this course focused on personal development rather than the physical effects of drug use.

Des originally made use of the KaDe Counselling Anger Management and HIV/Aids packages within the Drug Rehab programmes, although he has adapted these to fit in with the work he was undertaking at that time. Des has over 1500 hours group facilitation experience and 2000 hours 1-1 counselling practice.

Des has also been running the groups in a variety of locations:
• Privately,
• A Prison Drug Rehab Centre
• A local Young Offenders Institution.
• Working with people who have suffered injuries/illness to the brain.
• For Suffolk Young People’s Health Project for a group of young people under 16.

As new information and research in specific areas becomes available they work on redesigning their courses/packages together. Alternatively, they discuss their ideas in order to improve presentation and therefore the services they deliver to the clients and employers.

Des' Training

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
• Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Matrix Integrative Training) Oct 2003
• Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Matrix Integrative Training) Sept 2003
• Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling (Matrix Integrative Training) March 2003
• Certificate in Transpersonal Counselling (Matrix Integrative Training) Feb 2003
• Advanced Certificate in Integrative Counselling (IPCCS) December 2001
• Introduction to Counselling Skills (UEA Norwich) December 2000

Short Courses - Workshops
• Working with Addictions ( ) 2-Days Study Oct 2006
• Working with Self-harm (East Suffolk Mind) 2- days study - June 2006
• Gestalt (Matrix College of Psychotherapy & Counselling) 2-days Study -May 2006
• (UEA Norwich) Sept –Dec 2005
• Solution Focused Therapy (Matrix) 2-Days Study April 2005
• Introduction to Addictions that can be a Defence Against the Core Wound- (PACS) (Study Day) Nov 2004
• Child to Adult Psychopathology (4-day course - Matrix Integrative Training) May/June/July 2004
• Puppetry Workshop (MITCH Puppets - Moral Instruction Training for Children) June 2003
• Psychotherapy and Religion - A Bridge Too Far? (Workshop - Matrix Integrative Training) Nov 2002
• Motivational Interviewing (Study Day) September 2002
• Understanding and Stopping Addictive Behaviours (Cambridge - Study Day) July 2002
• Early Intervention in Psychosis (Kerrison Study Day) June 2002
• Slashing & Burning - Self-harm (PACS) (Study Day) May 2002
• Transpersonal Workshop – Genesis, (Workshop - Matrix Integrative Training) May 2001
• Child Protection Overview - (The Iceni Project) May 2001
• HIV Infection/AIDS Workshop (HIV/AIDS Centre Ipswich) May 2001
• Methadone Awareness, Drugs Awareness (1 & 2) - (The Iceni Project) Feb 2001
• Childhood Sexual Abuse & Its Consequences (Addenbrookes Hospital) Sept 1997
• HIV Infection/AIDS Workshop (Allington Trust) May 1996

Training Abbreviations
PACS - People Abused as Children, Suffolk Training
IPCC - Ipswich Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre

DES’S EXPERIENCE

includes:
• Eight years experience in General Medicine on a busy Admissions Ward in the General Hospital.
• Over seven years experience of working in a Psychiatric Hospital for Adult Mental Health.
• Over two years working in a Community Drug Day Centre as a Counsellor with Adults.
• One year in a Adult Prison – Prison Drug Rehab as a Counsellor & Group Facilitator.
• One year in a Young Offenders Institution (15 – 18 year olds) – as a Counsellor & Group Facilitator for a wide range of issues, but specialising in Anger Management.
• As a Counsellor/Group Worker in a Young People’s Health Project with 12 – 25 year olds. Specialising in running a group for 12 –16 year old with challenging behaviour.
• Working with people with Head Injuries/illnesses as a counsellor & Group Facilitator.
• Private Practice – Six years.

Katie Welham MBACP (Accred.)

Katie is a BACP Accredited Counsellor, Counselling Tutor/Trainer, Group Facilitator.
Katie originally designs her own therapeutic packages for Personal Development:
Personal Development Introductory Course
Assertiveness and Self-esteem
Managing Anxiety & Stress
Managing Anger Positively
Coping with Depression
Managing your Eating Disorder
Breaking the Cycle ~ for Survivors of Abuse
Self-Harm
Addictions
Managing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

She has been facilitating courses for over six years. The courses have been evolved over this period to take into account the needs of the particular client groups. These have been run by her in a variety of locations:

• Privately
• Criminal Justice
• East Suffolk Mind – Stowmarket Community Resource Centre for Mental Well-being.
• Schools – Year six and above.
• A local Young Offenders Institution.
• Working with people who have suffered injuries/illness to the brain.
• A Drug Rehab Centre

She has also facilitated therapy groups, whilst working at the Drug Rehab Centre. In 2002 she started facilitating a specialist Drug Rehab Programme in a local Prison Drug Rehab for Young Offenders. Katie also contributed to revising and amending the programme to update and change the way the information was presented to adolescents. She has also developed and designed taster games for getting information across to young people about addictions, alcohol, anxiety, anger management, depression, drugs, eating disorders, HIV/Aids and Sexual Health.

Katie has over 2500 hours group facilitation experience and 3000 hours 1-1 Counselling.

Katie is also qualified as a Trainer/Tutor to run counselling courses up to and including Certificate level in Skills & Theory and/or Workshops.

Katie’s Training

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
• Certificate in Group work (UEA) Feb/May 2007
• Training the Counselling Trainer (CSCT) Oct/Nov 2004
• Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Matrix Integrative Training) Oct 2003
• Certificate in Integrative Child-Focused Practice (Matrix Integrative Training) July 2003
• Introductory Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy (IPCC) December 2001
• Diploma in Practitioners Skills for Eating Disorders (NCED) September 2001
• Diploma in Integrative Counselling (IPCCS) May 2001
• Certificate in Practitioners Skills for Eating Disorders (NCED) April 2001
• Certificate in Bereavement Counselling (CRUSE) January 2001
• Advanced Certificate in Integrative Counselling (IPCCS) December 2000
• Certificate in Counselling Theory (CSCT) June 1999
• Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSCT) June 1999
• Introductory Certificate in Counselling (CICP) December 1994

Short Courses – Workshops
• Conference – updates to Legislation in Mental Health (London) Jan 2007
• A practical approach to working with Male Survivors of Rape and Childhood Sexual Abuse Part 2 (PACS) Nov 2006
• Coaching Skills Training (East Suffolk Mind) 2- days study – Oct/Nov 2006
• Training for On-Site Supervisors of Student Social Workers (Social Worker Tutors/Assessors) Aug 2006
• Working with Self-harm (East Suffolk Mind) 2- days study - June 2006
• Gestalt (Matrix College of Psychotherapy & Counselling) 2-days Study -May 2006
• Introduction to Assessment – VQR’s (YMCA) May 2006
• Working with Crisis (East Suffolk Mind) 2- days study - May 2006
• Pre-Therapy – when clients are out of Psychological Contact (PACS) May 2006
• Working with Personality Disorders (East Suffolk Mind) 2- days study - May 2006
• Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (PACS) Nov 2005
• Working with Adolescents Leaving Care (PACS) May 2005
• Challenging Behaviour (Suffolk County Council Study day) Sept 2004
• Child to Adult Psychopathology (4-day course - Matrix Integrative Training) May/June/July 2004
• Working with Silence – Wordlessness as a way in …… (PACS) (Study Day) May 2004
• Sexual Health Training – working with young people (NHS Study Day) Jan 2004
• Sexuality and Sensuality part 2 (PACS) (Study Day) Nov 2003
• Domestic Violence Workshop (D.V. Forum) Oct 2003
• Puppetry Workshop (MITCH Puppets - Moral Instruction Training for Children) June 2003
• Managing Anger & Conflict (EPB Seminar) June 2003
• Sexuality and Sensuality part 1 (PACS) (Study Day) May 2003
• Working with Poetry, Music & Imagery (Workshop - Matrix Integrative Training) Feb 2003
• Altar Ego (PACS) (Study Day) Nov 2002
• Psychotherapy and Religion - A Bridge Too Far? (Workshop - Matrix Integrative Training) Nov 2002
• Crack & Cocaine Workshop (Kerrison Conference Centre) Nov 2002
• Counselling Young People (Workshop - Matrix Integrative Training) September 2002
• Understanding and Stopping Addictive Behaviours (Cambridge - Study Day) July 2002
• Child Protection Update (Kerrison 1 day) July 2002
• Dual Diagnosis (Study Day) June 2002
• Early Intervention in Psychosis (Kerrison Study Day) June 2002
• Slashing & Burning - Self-harm (PACS) (Study Day) May 2002
• Art Therapy for Victims of Sexual Abuse (PACS) (Study Day) December 2001
• Creative Therapy Workshop, (Workshop - Matrix Integrative Training) November 2001
• Domestic Violence Forum (Study Day) (September 2001)
• Series of 3 Transpersonal Workshops – Genesis, Choices & Loss, (Workshop - Matrix Integrative Training) July 2001
• HIV Infection/AIDS Workshop (HIV/AIDS Centre Ipswich) May 2001
• Foundation Course in Child Protection (Kerrison 2 days) Dec 2000
• Breaking the Cycle of Abuse (PACS) (Study Day) November 2000
• Working with Sexual Abuse – An Integrative & Relational Approach (Study Day) Nov 2000
• Assertiveness & Confidence Building Course (Suffolk County Council) April 2000
• Childhood Sexual Abuse & Its Consequences (Addenbrookes Hospital) Sept 1997
• HIV Infection/AIDS Workshop (Allington Trust) May 1997
• Eating Disorders Certificate (St Clements Hospital) 1996

Training Abbreviations
CSCT - Central School of Counselling & Therapy - studied through Suffolk College
PACS - People Abused as Children, Suffolk
IPCC - Ipswich Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre
NCED - The National Centre for Eating Disorders

Katie is a BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Accredited Counsellor, following completion of the BACP criteria after three years training & experience to BACP standard.

Katie’s experience
includes:
• On-site Supervision of Student Social Workers
• Training for Volunteers in Mental Health VQR’s
• Criminal Justice – Anger Management
• East Suffolk Mind (Stowmarket, Ipswich & Felixstowe) Facilitating & Designing Personal Development & Specialist Therapeutic Groups, Training for Volunteers in Mental Health & Listening Skills
• Training – Workshops and Certificate level Counselling Courses
• Private Practice Counsellor & Life Coach – Six years.
• Working in a schools with children (aged between 10 -16) with Challenging Behaviours
• Two years in a Young Offenders Institution (15 – 18 year olds) – as a Counsellor & Group Facilitator for a wide range of issues, but specialising in Anger Management.
• Working with people with Head Injuries/illnesses as a counsellor & Group Facilitator.
• Over a year as a Counsellor/Group Worker in a Young People’s Health Project with 12 – 25 year olds.
• 5 months temporary work with Youth Advice Centre 13-19 yr olds (until their Counsellor replaced).
• One year in a Young Offenders Institution (15 – 18 year olds) – Prison Drug Rehab as a Counsellor & Group Facilitator.
• Over seven years experience of working in a Psychiatric Hospital for Adult Mental Health.
• Training in Listening Skills and Introduction to Counselling Skills.
• Over two years working in a Community Drug Day Centre as a Counsellor & Group Facilitator with Adults. Working with specialist groups and general Therapy Groups.
• Four years experience in General Medicine on a busy Admissions Ward in the General Hospital.
• Three years experience of working in a Hospice with Adults requiring Terminal Care.
• Three years working in a Nursing Home for the Severely Mentally Ill.

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