Counselling & Consulting
COUNSELLING & EDUCATING WITH COMPASSION
At Rahma, we believe that people become the best version of themselves when they are treated with compassion. We believe in walking your journey with you, and lending a hand when needed. We trust your voice and we believe in your ability to shape your own life. Our job is to provide the support and tools to help you do that.
M.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Cand.), CCC
Salima Versi (she/her) is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology.
She is also a PhD Candidate in Religious Studies, with a specialization in Islam, particularly contemporary Islam in Canada.
ABOUT THE LAND & TREATY
I have the great privilege to live and work in ᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, amiskwacîwâskahikan (Beaver Hills House, Edmonton), a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and travelling route of the Nêhiyawak (Cree), Anishinaabe (Saulteaux), Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. I am bound to these communities through our common humanity and a trust that we know as Treaty 6.
As a Muslim, I am called to uphold the trusts we have made (Qur’an 8:27). And as the child of immigrants to this country, who calls this place home, I am the beneficiary of this peace and friendship treaty and have a duty to uphold the terms of this agreement.
I acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked this territory for centuries. It is in the spirit of collaboration with and respect for these communities that I move forward into this work, with clear intention and a desire to honour our sacred responsibility to our siblings on this land. I honour the ancestry, heritage, and gifts of Indigenous Peoples and give thanks to them by continuing to work toward justice for us all.
Because none of us is free until we are all free