The one important thing you must know is that to be able to help other people emotionally, you have to be in tip-top condition yourself. So it might be a good idea to put together a 'package' of meditation, self-protection rituals, perhaps a few well selected crystals, and maybe learn some Switchwords:
You can have fun with all this. None of it has to be serious. But it must confer emotional benefits. So start by researching meditation, then look for a simple protection spell or ritual, then see how you go from there. Put a self-care routine in place and you'll be fine.