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Short-term Counselling working in depth – with Katina Noble & Natasha Maher

20th November 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


 This is a fast-paced active relational model, mainly informed by the work of David Malan, Gertrude Mander and Angela Molnos, among others.

In the present economic climate, with new clients able to afford fewer sessions and with less funding for organisations who offer free or low-cost counselling, counselling sessions are often limited to 6 or even less sessions.

The fear is, with limited sessions, how far can one go with the client? Will the relationship perhaps only be a superficial meeting of minds with little chance to really establish a solid working alliance?

This workshop aims to introduce an integrative model, which offers more depth in a short space of time. The model is primarily psychodynamic, integrating some cognitive and person-centred elements.

Katina Noble trained at BCPC in Bath as a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor. She co-ran the Student Counselling Service at Weston College for 21 years with Phillipa Henley. Although they did work longer term with some vulnerable students, the model was generally for short term work, up to 6 sessions. Alongside this, Katina worked in private practice with EAP clients. In this work, the model is again mainly 6 sessions. One EAP trained all its’ affiliates in an integrative model with a strong psychodynamic element as it offers a depth and different dimensions to the work. Katina is passionate about this model and has co-run trainings on it for many years.

Natasha Maher also trained at BCPC in Bath as a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor. Now co-running the Counselling service at Weston College since 2017 (taking over from Katina and Phillipa), she started working with young people in 2012 and has a particular passion in supporting students who struggle with anger and low self-worth. The eight-session short-term psychodynamic model underpins how she works there, whilst integrating other modalities including shadow work, dream work and internal family systems therapy. Alongside this, Natasha has a private practice in Bristol as well as working as a sessional therapist at a local private hospital where she has recently started to facilitate a supportive psychotherapy group. In both of these roles she works with adults on a long and short-term basis, where the psychodynamic model is again the foundation of the work.

Date: Saturday 20th November 2021 from 10.00 to 16.00

Registration & refreshments: from 9.30 to 9.55 to allow the event to start promptly. Refreshments and lunch are included in the price

Venue: St Michael’s Centre, North Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8PD Location – St Michael’s

Price: CaPPP Members £65.00 – £70.00, Non-members £75.00 places are limited and must be booked in advance

Refunds: If you wish to cancel your booking for any reason your payment will be refunded. If the event is cancelled you will be issued a full refund.

CaPPP Covid Guidance 2021:

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What we are asking you to do before you attend:

To attend any CaPPP event in 2021 we would prefer you to have received both covid-19 vaccinations unless you are unable to do so due to health reasons* or your age group has not yet been offered both vaccinations. To reduce the spread of the virus we would like you to take a lateral flow test the evening before attending any CaPPP event and confirm the test was negative when you sign in at the event.* You can obtain free test kits from If you feel unwell or have been in contact with anyone having covid-19 or shown any signs of covid-19 within the past two weeks please do not attend the event. Prior to the start of the event a refund for the event can be obtained by contacting

What we are asking you to do on the day: 

Please wear a mask on entering the venue and at all times in public areas but not in the event rooms unless you wish to do so or the event facilitator asks everyone to do so.

*We aim to be mindful and respectful where there are potentially circumstances where an individual cannot safely demonstrate their COVID-19 status by taking a vaccination or a test. We accept self-declared medical exemptions where an individual cannot vaccinate or test, ensuring they comply with the Equalities Act 2010. You may declare a medical exemption directly with us. If you would prefer to demonstrate your COVID-19 status using the NHS COVID Pass we will accept this. Similarly, if you confirm that you have a self-declared exemption, but are unable to show any evidence, we will accept this.


St Michael’s Centre
North Road
Stoke Gifford, England BS34 8PD United Kingdom