Margaret Pracka MA, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist ACP, Art Therapist HCPC

Margaret Pracka MA, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist ACP, Art Therapist HCPC

NCS
Unit 5
Nottingham
NG1 3LZ

Sir John Moore Foundation
Top Street
Appleby Magna
Leicestershire
DE12 7AH

07776191470

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NCS
Unit 5
Nottingham
NG1 3LZ

Sir John Moore Foundation
Top Street
Appleby Magna
Leicestershire
DE12 7AH

07776191470

About me

I am Margaret Pracka - Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist, Registered with ACP and Art Psychotherapist, Registered with HCPC.

For over 35 years, I have been working with children, adolescents and adults in the NHS, charitable and private settings.

In 2003 I undertook 5 year post-graduate specialist training at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic in London in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. This rigorous training equipped me to work with toddlers and their parents, children, young people up to age of 25 and families; it especially prepared me to observe a child/young person and respond to what the child/young person might be communicating through his/her behaviour and play.

I work from two easy access locations. Both rooms are very spacious, quiet, confidential and comfortable, with good parking spaces.

Sir John Moore Foundation is conveniently placed on border of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire,  Leicestershire, within 5 minutes to M42 and within half an hour of Birmingham, Nottingham and Burton. Nottingham office is 5 minutes walk from the city centre.

I offer individual psychotherapy appointments to:

  • ​toddlers and their families
  • children
  • young people
  • young adults
  • adults

I provide therapy and consultation to:

  • parents and carers
  • professionals who work in the caring profession
  • trainees therapists new to practice
  • therapists  in practice

I have extended experience of working with:

  • specialist individual, group and organisational consultation/supervision
  • teaching/training across multidisciplinary teams
  • Bespoke attachment training

I exercise autonomous professional responsibilities base on:

  • Association of Child Psychotherapy (ACP)
  • Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) of Professional Council Conduct and Ethics.

What is psychodynamic therapy?

Psychodynamic or psychoanalytical therapy is an exploratory type of therapy.

To allow the person to express their internal feelings I use a variety of methods, playing, talking, painting, drawing, writing.

Most of the time children find it easier to express their internal feelings, difficulties or confusions  using a variety of methods: playing, talking, painting, drawing or writing. Teenagers usually talk about their feelings. I observe a child/young person and respond to what they might be communicating through their play and behaviour and help the child to have better understanding of themselves. This understanding helps the child/young person to develop different strategies for managing feelings and behaviour.

As time progress with my help the child is capable of putting these feelings into words rather then behaviour.

Why a psychodynamic approach?

Psychodynamic psychotherapy help the person to explore the root of their difficulties.

For therapy to be most effective a trusting, strong and consistent working relationship need to be developed between myself and the child. Confidentiality is especially important in securing and maintaining that trust. Although one goal of treatment is to promote a stronger and better relationship between parents and young person, it is often necessary  for the young person to develop a 'zone of privacy' whereby they feel free to discuss in depth their personal matters.

Are sessions confidential?

Psychotherapy sessions are confidential, safe, and non-judgemental. With my help the child/young person can explore past and present experiences, make links between these and impact of them on their state of mind and behaviour. Over time, the child is able to put troubling feelings into words rather than behaviour.

How do we know that the person is making progress?

Progress of therapy is measured by changes in the child/young person behaviour within their family, substitute families, communities and in life in general.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since 1982 I have been working in various countries : in Poland, USA and UK.

​Shortly after receiving Masters Degree in Philosophy - Sociology, I came to the U.K. and since then, I have been working with children, adolescents and adults in the NHS, charitable and private settings.

  • Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist I trained by the Tavistock Centre in London and I am registered with Association of Child Psychotherapist (ACP)
  • Art Therapist I trained at University of Sheffield, Sheffield and I am register with Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC)

I have over 35 years experience of working with:

  • ​toddlers and their families
  • children
  • young people
  • young adults
  • adults
  • parents and carers
  • professionals who work in the caring profession
  • trainees therapists new to practice
  • therapists  in practice

I have also extended experience of working with:

  • specialist individual, group and organisational consultation/supervision
  • teaching/training across multidisciplinary teams
  • Bespoke attachment training

Member organisations

ACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

As from January 2018, these are the basic fees:

For Children, Adolescents and Parents:

  • First consultation: £ 60.00 Following 4 assessment appointments: £ 55.00

Missed or cancelled appointments are chargeable unless it is possible to find an alternative time.

  • I reserve a few spaces at reduced fee for low income clients. Please contact me to ask for availability.

For Professionals:

  • Individual supervision/consultation: £ 60.00
  • Group supervision/consultation £ 80.00 per session or £ 250.00 per half day

Missed or cancelled appointments are chargeable unless it is possible to find an alternative time.

  • Please contact me to discuss fees for group and staff consultation, training etc.

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG1 3LZ
Leicestershire, DE12 7AH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Polish

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Appointments available Monday to Friday daytime and evenings by arrangments

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

                                      Clinical Supervision and Consultation.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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