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Farah Premji, MSc


Farah understands that, at times, life can be challenging and difficult to manage. In these moments, it can be helpful to seek support from others to help discover healthy and adaptive ways of coping. Farah believes in building strong relationships with clients founded on trust, empathy and mutual respect so that individuals feel understood, and are encouraged to create positive change in their lives.

Farah brings with her a vast array of knowledge and skills developed from working with diverse clientele at the Calgary Urban Project Society and Mount Royal University. Farah also provides couples counselling and has completed training from the Gottman Institute, taking a “research-based approach to creating stronger relationships”.  Further, Farah understands that faith and spirituality can play an important role in individuals’ lives and, therefore, is prepared to integrate these aspects into her therapeutic work with clients.

Some areas of strength for Farah include:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Aspects of faith
  • Body Image
  • Confidence
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counselling
  • Decision-making
  • Depression
  • Discrimination
  • Family of origin concerns
  • Guilt/Shame
  • LGBTQ concerns
  • Life transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Motivation
  • Past trauma
  • Procrastination
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Self-care
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Work-related concerns
  • Languages: English, Urdu/Hindi and Arabic

Farah adopts an eclectic approach to counselling, which is wholly dependent on individuals’ needs. She draws heavily from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Farah is also an EMDR therapist and utilizes this approach whenever suitable to the overall goals.

Farah has daytime availability as well as evenings and weekends. Farah recognizes the importance of finding a counsellor who is a good fit and, therefore, offers a free 20-minute phone consultation. To book a phone consultation or an appointment with Farah, please email or call (403) 695-7911.


Farah is part of our Therapy Thursdays writer’s group to provide our community on tips for better mental health.  Farah’s articles can be found here, with her top articles being:


Coping with Life Transitions

The Focused Mind

Managing Feelings of Jealousy

Social Anxiety: How it is Maintained and What can be Done About it

Benefits of Distance Counselling