A client is reflecting on her sessions by writing notes on her tablet and reading recommended self-help books.

Psychological therapy can greatly enhance well-being. These five tips can maximize its benefits: create space before and after your psychology sessions for reflection, clarify your goals , extend reflection outside of sessions to recognize patterns, actively participate in applying insights, and be patient and kind to yourself throughout the process.

Our five top tips to get the most out of your psychology sessions

Clinical Psychologist Ronit Joel is smiling and encouraging a new client in his first session.

Booking a first psychology session is a significant step. The first session is an opportunity for clients to establish rapport with the psychologist, discuss current concerns, receive feedback and treatment options, and plan the therapy process. Psychologists strive to help you make decisions that are right for you.

Getting started: Your first psychology session