Acacia Connection first opened our doors in the United Kingdom, in September 2018. Our UK business is a great opportunity for Acacia to begin providing Employee Assistance Programs to companies throughout the United Kingdom and European Union.
Jacky Gerald, Director of Global Business Development is stationed in London, and is at the forefront of Acacia’s expansion. Jacky is a skilled counsellor, supervisor and trainer with over 25 years’ experience working in both private practice and for EAPs in the UK and Australia. Jacky is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Australian Counselling Association (ARCAP registered.
For the past few years, Jacky has been working with Acacia Connection as our EAP manager, supporting CEOs, partners, Directors and Managers in global corporate companies.
Jacky has formed lasting relationships by providing above and beyond supervision to managers and employees in not-for-profit organisations, including and Aboriginal medical centre, a Housing Association and DV support Centre, to mention a few.
Jacky is currently spear-heading a research collaboration with Sydney University, investigating methods for increasing the uptake of psychological services by men in the workplace. She hopes to expand this research project to London, to increase diversity amongst the research participants.