Here at Helps Counselling, our therapists specialize in different modalities; we have different backgrounds and experiences. We believe that we are more effective, more attuned to our clients when we embrace our diversity. Many counselling clinics focus on symptoms and client issues—but we focus on human factors first. We strive to see each client for the capable individuals they are, beyond their symptoms and struggles. This allows us to create a therapeutic relationship based on genuineness, humanity, honesty, and integrity. Once we have a basis of a strong working relationship, this relationship then serves as a vehicle for change—for trying on new perspectives and behaviours with a safe, trusted other.