Gerry has provided Clinical Supervision since 2008, which has included running supervision groups in voluntary placements and educational settings. She works with the effects of vicarious trauma and how the therapist can be affected by trauma work. She is currently Clinical Lead for a Trauma Recovery Service.
Her passion is working with Complex Trauma and its effect on the lives of Survivors.
Those who suffer from PTSD or Complex trauma live in emergency mode, constantly ready to flee or flight and their ability to self regulate is impaired. Those suffering from developmental trauma carry life-long relational scars. Trauma therapy helps to rebuild and establish containment and safe boundaries.
Working with teams and individuals to unpack what is happening under the surface, which may drive organizational anxiety. The more intense the anxiety, the more people are prone to revert to poor levels of functioning, surviving rather than thriving and destroying the co-operation of teams.
This process provides a space for thinking about how we work most effectively, rediscovering perspective and reducing stress; vital components in addressing team development.
Gerry can deliver training to small groups interested in practicing from a trauma-informed perspective.
Past clients include the National Trust, Basingstoke and Dean Council, Herbert Smith Freshfields LLP Bahrain Airport Company, Delta Airlines, The Prince’s Trust, Marsh Insurance, McFarlane Packaging, BNP Paribas and many others.