Hilda Burke

Integrative psychotherapist, couples counsellor and life coach

Need some strength?

There is a perception among some that people who go to therapy are weak.

Does it therefore follow that people who go to school are too stupid to educate themselves, or people who see physicians too weak to heal themselves? Of course not.

Sadly, having emotional or cognitive concerns is seen as a moral failing or character flaw. Not fixing your own problems is viewed as weak, so therapy tends to get stigmatised as a shaky solution.

The truth is it takes courage to look at our issues, to be honest with ourselves about areas of our lives that need attention. Going to a first therapy session is incredibly scary for most people. To move forward and try to improve one’s life is the act of a courageous person, not a weak one.