• Areas of Practice

Counselling for people who want happier, more fulfilling lives.

Some of the problems I can help you with:


It’s normal to feel anxious or worried when facing stressful situations or problems. But if your anxiety and fearful thoughts are so intense, and it’s overwhelming or unmanageable; and it is impacting your personal life, work or health… it’s important to seek help.

Social Anxiety

It is normal being nervous or anxious when you have to give a speech or when you’re meeting people for the first time. But with social anxiety disorder your anxiety is so intense that you may avoid social situations all together as a way to cope. It can affect all aspects of your daily life, preventing you from reaching your full potential and lead to other mental health issues.

Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision is a specialty within the overall practice of counselling and an important component in the development of skilled therapists.

Clinical Supervision consists of the practitioner meeting on a regular basis with the clinical supervisor to discuss casework and other professional issues in a structured way.

Sadness or Depression

You might be struggling with feeling sad or depressed as part of a normal reaction to a difficult, hurtful or disappointing situation. Or, you may have feelings of intense sadness – including feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless – that lasts for many days to weeks and keeps you from functioning normally. You can’t seem to ‘snap out of it’ or ‘choose to be happy’.

Engaging in Unhealthy Behaviours (harmful habits)

Perhaps you’re in a rut – not looking after yourself, not eating properly, and not exercising. You may be engaging in addictive behaviours – drinking too much, eating too much, using substances or other means to cope with the stress in your life. You’re worried about your behaviour, but feel unable to do anything to change it.

Life Skills Coaching – Personal and Career

Feeling stuck in your personal or professional life and don’t know how to get unstuck? The main focus with Coaching is getting you ‘unstuck’ by taking effective actions to reach specific life goals. We will get to work discovering your purpose or direction and put a plan in place to move you towards the personal and professional goals you want and deserve.

Low Self Esteem

Too often you find yourself feeling insecure, searching for safety, security, love, and acceptance. It doesn’t matter what you do, deep inside you just don’t feel worthy or loveable. It affects your personal, social and your intimate relationships, as well as the way you go about life.

Relationship Problems with a lover, friend, family, co-worker

Life is about relationships.  Whether you’re trying to find a relationship, improve one you have, or end one you are in — effective communication skills will enable you to effectively connect with others, build trust and respect, and feel heard and understood.

I can help you have a happier, more fulfilling life if:

You are ready to say goodbye to who you think you ‘should’ be. You want to feel freer to be who you really are. You want to feel good about the decisions you make in your life and fulfilled in the things you do.

You are fed up with pain, fear, anxiety, loneliness and disillusionment. You are ready to do and see things differently to make the changes you want. You want to feel whole inside and be able to stand on your own two feet while feeling secure and confident. You look forward to the day that life feels easier and you feel more relaxed and have more fun.

You are ready to face your fears. You want to establish boundaries and say “no” when you need to. You want to take risks to have what you want. You want to feel comfortable being alone until you can find a relationship that you want.

You know it’s time to stop hoping things will change. You’re ready to stop waiting for safety, security and happiness to be delivered at your doorstep along with the glass slipper. You realise that Mr or Mrs Right and happy ever after is a myth and are ready to accept that real happiness comes from within.

You are ready to discover how to love yourself. You want to stop working so hard for love, accept and approval…. You want to trust and take care of yourself and make the best decisions for you…

You are ready to take responsibility for your life. You want to stop sacrificing yourself, and stop trying to control everything around you to get your ‘perfect’ outcome. You know that you are the only one who is in control of your happiness.

You are ready to invest your time, energy, and money to become who you want to be.

If you said, “yes” to the statements above, I can help you.
If what you want help with something else, I can likely still help you work out a plan to reach your goals.
Take the next step and book a session or a free 30-minute consultation.
Call me at 604-809-7438 or email me at lyn@lynfirthcounselling.ca

Take the first step to feeling better.

To book an appointment, or a complimentary
30 minute phone consultation, email lyn@lynfirthcounselling.ca, call 604-809-7438, or book online.