Areas of Focus
Personal Growth & Development
Boundaries & Relationships
Parent-Child Relationship issues
Victims of Violence
Gender Affirming Care
Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
My name is Fatima Ghumra and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I believe that counselling begins with one step. Maybe you want to increase your wellness, maybe you want to resolve a concern that has followed you for some time, or maybe you want to learn the skills to be your best self. Whatever it is, we’re here to listen and support at Marula Counselling.
I hold a Master of Art in Psychology Counselling from Yorkville University and I am certified in Dialectic Behavioural Therapy. Prior to working in Mental Health, I spent eleven years working in childcare. I have worked as a Behavioural Interventionist with children and youth on the Autism Spectrum and other special needs. For the past three years, I have been a Mental Health Worker, supporting those with psychiatric and concurrent disorders through Psychosocial Rehabilitation.
I am an active member of the British Columbia Muslim community and am passionate about advocating for the acceptance of Mental Health issues in small communities.
I am empathic, mindful, solution-focused and I value communication skills.
As a mental health professional, I support clients by providing a safe non-judgemental space. Within this space I work collaboratively with the client to assess the therapeutic goals and trajectory. I provide culturally aware clinical counselling services, mental health guidance, trauma-informed care and DBT skills training.