Tips on how to best make online counselling work for you

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

Services these days has been offering online sessions/ consultations to clients to ensure that we are all protected from the spread of the Covid 19 virus. Mental health services same as other essential services needs to be accessible especially that people are increasingly anxious and stressed of what is happening around our community, country and the world.

We are blessed to be in the genre that allows access to virtual counselling sessions.

So, to maximise what you can get from your online counselling we came up with 8 Tips on how to best make online counselling work for you.

1. Find a quiet and private part of your home. Nothing should disturb and no one should

overhear your session.

2. Make sure you have a comfortable seat and the right height table.

3. Avoid distraction and interruption. Have someone look after your kids or pets, your

phone should be turned off or in silent mode, close other internet programs and alerts.

4. Be seen and be heard. Make sure you have good lighting and a good working

speaker or headphone.

5. Be open to the process and communicate your thoughts.