Many people experience having many thoughts and questions before the first session with a Psychologist. This is completely normal.
Questions such as: How does online therapy work? How do we connect over video and text? Should I do something in preparation before my first consultation? I wonder what my Psychologist is like? Can she help me with areas that I am struggling with? All these questions and thoughts leading up to starting your journey can be quite overwhelming.
Besides that many have built up the courage to start therapy for a while if not years, and it is often around challenges that have been present for a long time, but that have now become so difficult to deal with, that it is necessary to get help and support from a professional.
Your Psychologist will guide you through the process. If you are meant to do anything before your first consultation in any way shape or form other than scheduling a date and time, your Psychologist will let you know.
But we want to give you some tips before your first consultation:
- Schedule your first consultation with your Psychologist in the calendar.
That is the first thing you need to do. You can write a message to the Psychologist or, you can suggest possible dates and time slots in the calendar.
2. Write down the things that you would like to remember:
As mentioned before, so many thoughts lead up to starting therapy. For some it can be helpful to write down the things that they would like help with, so that the thoughts don’t keep spinning around in their head.
3. Sit in a quiet, calm and private room:
In order to get the most from your consultation and to have the feeling that you can bring up anything that you would want to, it is a really good idea to be in a room that is quiet and private, and where you won’t be disturbed, so you have a sense of privacy.
We believe that nobody should be alone in the midst of a tough time in their lives. Therefore we encourage you to speak up if you’re going through a difficult time in your life at the moment. We all do at some point in our lives.
Remember that you can find many resources on our website, and learn much more about mental health.