Frances Hamm: Registered Clinical Counsellor

Academic Qualifications

  • MA Counselling, Psychology Adler School of Professional Psychology
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC #2774
  • Registered Psychometrist
  • Additional training:
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Family Systems Therapy

Experience

Fraces Hamm imageFrances has worked in the field of psychology for 23 years and currently works as a Reflective Counsellor and Coach in private practice. Frances has broad experience in counselling and in research. As a counsellor, she has worked in a hospice, a major hospital acute psychiatric assessment unit, community mental health for children and adolescents, community family counselling, and private practice. She has research experience in both community and university organizations focusing on aging, health, assessment and transitions. Her current research interests are the value of defining personal philosophy and the creation of meaning in life. Additionally, she is interested in change and transition with a particular emphasis on the impact of improved nutrition and weight loss on physical/mental health.

Reflective Counselling and Coaching is a distillation of her experience and training in psychology. Her positive, present and future oriented approach to counselling emphasizes the value of understanding the interconnectivity of body, emotion and thought. She provides an oasis of calm in which clients can take time to consciously reflect upon their lives and develop a personal philosophy to guide them through life transitions, difficulties and decision making. Customized coaching ensures the integration of insights and skills into daily life in order to create long-lasting, sustainable and meaningful change.

Frances has an MA in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, an MA in Gerontology from Simon Fraser. She has training in Cognitive Behavioural Psychology, Family Systems, Ecosystemic Clinical Psychology, Narrative Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR.