Preparing for your online therapy sessions is essential for getting the most out of your time with therapist. Here’s what you can do to make sure you’re prepared.

Find a quiet, private space

  • Find a quiet, private space. We recommend that you find a place where you can be alone and undisturbed for the duration of the session. This is not the same as being in a public area, so don’t choose to meet your therapist in a coffee shop or library. Instead, look for somewhere that feels like it’s just for you: your bedroom with the door closed; maybe even your bathtub if that makes you feel extra cozy.
  • Choose when to schedule therapy sessions. Some therapists offer online sessions at set times throughout their day or week, while others prefer to work with clients on an appointment basis only (which means they schedule free slots during which time they’ll have no other client). If there are multiple options available when choosing how frequently/whenly you want therapy sessions every week/month/year, then pick whichever one sounds most convenient for your schedule and lifestyle.*

Be aware of your physical position

When you’re meeting with your therapist, it’s important to be aware of your physical position. This means sitting up straight and crossing your legs at the ankles or knees—not at the ankles and upper legs as well. It also means keeping still, avoiding fidgeting, looking at the therapist instead of your phone or watch (or clock), and so on.

Check and test your internet connection

  • Connect your computer to the internet.
  • Test your internet connection.
  • Check the speed of your internet connection (if you’re not sure what that means, don’t worry!).
  • Check for any issues with your internet connection that may have prevented it from working properly.
  • Make sure any firewalls aren’t blocking access to the sites where you’ll be connecting with therapists and counselors, who may need additional permissions from you in order to communicate through email or chat programs like Skype.

Headphones can help with auditory distractions

If you’re having trouble blocking out external distractions, headphones can be a great way to focus on the therapy session. They can also help you feel more comfortable and relaxed.

Headphones are useful if they:

  • Block out other sounds around you
  • Help keep your focus on what is being said during the therapy session instead of external noises like traffic or construction work
  • Prevent other people from hearing what’s going on in the room where you’re meeting with your therapist

Have a notebook to hand

A notebook is a great tool for both you and your therapist. It allows you to remember what you said, what the therapist said, and things that you want to discuss or ask about.

You don’t have to take notes on every session, but having one around can be helpful if:

  • You want a record of your progress over time.
  • You think that taking notes will help you remember things more clearly in the moment (this may be especially true if there is some sort of memory challenge involved).
  • You need more structure during the sessions so that they aren’t too stressful or overwhelming.

Know how to end the call

When ending the call, make sure you have a plan. Don’t be afraid to end the call if you need to. please choose a language that you are comfortable , We Provide Online Counselling in Malayalam , Tamil, and in english

Don’t worry about being rude or impolite. Counsellors understand that people have other things going on in their lives, and sometimes those things can take priority over therapy.

Don’t worry about hurting the counsellor’s feelings or offending them by ending your session early—they won’t take it personally (and if they do, find another therapist).

There are a number of things you can do to prepare for your counselling session. Firstly, it is important that you arrange some time in advance to ensure that you have the right space and time available. We suggest allowing 45 minutes to an hour for your counselling call.

There are a number of things you can do to prepare for your counselling session. Firstly, it is important that you arrange some time in advance to ensure that you have the right space and time available. We suggest allowing 45 minutes to an hour for your counselling call.

Secondly, make sure that you are sitting somewhere quiet so that we can focus on what is being discussed without any outside distractions or interruptions. We also recommend wearing headphones so that there is little chance of disturbing others around you during our conversation. If possible, try to find a location where you will not be disturbed by other members of your household or family members who may wish to talk with or see us during our session together – this might mean turning off phones and other devices so we can focus fully on each other as well as enjoying some privacy from others around us.

Thirdly if possible please bring along a notebook so I can share some resources with you which will help guide our discussion together (for example: guides written by experts such as Arpitha schindran throughout our meeting together over skype/google hangouts etc..


We hope this information has been useful. Whatever you decide we would like to thank you for taking the time to read our blog. We are always happy to answer any questions or queries regarding our services and how we can help you. Please visit our website for more information about our counselling services, or if you have any further questions email us at [email protected] or call 8589906099 . Healmind – Online Counselling in malayalam

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