Anne-Marie is a registered clinical counsellor with BC’s Association of Clinical Counsellors and graduated with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC. As a former high-performance athlete who has undergone a life-changing injury leaving her with chronic pain, Anne-Marie personally understands the powerful relationship between our physical health and mental health.
She is passionate about helping her clients process their experiences, recognize their own strengths and resiliency, build awareness of patterns of stuckness, tap into their disposition towards growth and change, and cultivate skills that can help to move them towards the changes they aspire to make. She uses an integrative approach in order to best meet the unique needs of each of her clients. This approach is trauma-informed, very solution-focused, primarily consists of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally-Focussed Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has worked with a variety of populations with a variety of clinical concerns including: anxiety, depression, chronic pain, injuries, life transitions, body image, relationship issues, and trauma history.
Anne-Marie’s personal philosophy includes an acknowledgement that struggling and suffering are a part of the human experience, but that doors leading to vital living can still open even after others have closed.