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What happens in the first session?

We understand that starting therapy can be a very nerve-wracking and unfamiliar situation. At Beretti Therapy, we want to make you as comfortable as possible. The first session is usually an opportunity for you and your therapist to get to know each other and discuss why you want to start therapy. At this point, we typically discuss the different types of therapies. At all points of the process, we try to ensure collaboration. We want to be sure that you are happy with the decisions made. However, no decisions are ever set in stone! Therapy is an opportunity to have open conversations safely and compassionately.  Usually, in the first session, 'therapy agreement' would be discussed. This contract will outline confidentiality and privacy, the agreed appointments, and session fees. You can retain a copy of the agreement and refer to it at any point.

How often would I meet my therapist?

Changing your life can be difficult and requires commitment and regular support. For this reason, at Beretti Therapy, we prefer to see clients every week, on the same day, and at the same time. Such consistency provides structure and predictability to the therapeutic process, helping you to establish a routine that can contribute to better emotional and mental health. Knowing when to expect your sessions can reduce anxiety and uncertainty. Secondly, it ensures a dedicated and uninterrupted time slot for your sessions, supporting the therapeutic journey and relationship with your therapist. Ultimately, this regularity is a valuable tool in the therapeutic process, fostering trust, accountability, and positive outcomes. However, at Beretti Therapy, we understand that life is unpredictable and busy. We, therefore, aim to be as flexible and accommodating as possible. The regularity and timing of the session will be discussed in your first session.

Am I going to have to do work outside of sessions?

Coming to therapy is not always enough. It is essential to be motivated to take the discussions that have been had in the therapy session and apply them to your day-to-day life. This can sometimes be the most challenging work. However, at Beretti Therapy, we always take a compassionate, empathetic and patient stance towards supporting someone in making changes.  Some types of therapy, like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, rely heavily on doing work outside of sessions. However, at Beretti Therapy, we always want to ensure that the type of therapy is helpful to you.

Why should I choose Beretti Therapy London over another clinic?

Beretti Therapy always aims to bring a unique blend of expertise, empathy, and a personalised approach to every session. Due to the expertise in therapeutic modalities and years of experience, appointments at Beretti Therapy are tailored individual's specific needs and goals. The clinics' unwavering commitment to creating a safe and non-judgmental space fosters trust and open communication, enabling clients to explore their thoughts and emotions freely. At Beretti Therapy, we value being up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field, offering you the most effective and evidence-based therapeutic strategies. By choosing Beretti Therapy, you can embark on a transformative journey towards understanding yourself better, and improving your mental and emotional well-being, guided by a compassionate and dedicated professional.

What if my therapist and I are not a good fit?

Starting therapy and feeling that you and your therapist are not a good fit can happen! If this is the case, please do speak to us. For treatment to be successful, feeling understood by your therapist is crucial. This is why we would always encourage openness and honesty in therapy. At Beretti Therapy, we are trained to amend our therapy styles to suit your needs.  If you find that we are still not a good fit and you feel strongly about stopping, we will discuss the best steps forward, such as referring you to another clinician or service.

I'm worried that what I say in sessions will be shared with others.

Worrying about your information being shared is understandable. However, our clinicians are chartered Clinical Psychologists, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, we have a legal duty to protect the confidentiality of the people with whom we have a professional relationship. We follow and adhere to strict guidelines for storing and handling confidential information. We also comply with GDPR.  ​​ We may only disclose confidential information when we feel a risk to ourselves or others has been shared. As clinicians, it is our duty of care to ensure that you and others are safe. In such a situation, we would only share relevant information with relevant parties to keep you or others safe. Where possible, we would try to talk to you about it first so that you can be aware of the break in confidentiality. This will be discussed in your initial session and written in the therapy contract. If you would like more information on confidentiality and privacy, please click on the link to our Privacy Policy at the bottom of the page.

I'm not sure I can afford therapy.
Does Beretti Therapy London offer flexible rates?

Investing in your well-being and mental health can be costly, and everyone may be in different financial positions. We strongly believe that money should not hinder accessing mental health support. If you are considering starting therapy but are concerned about price, please do not hesitate to get in touch! We will try to support you in the best way we can.

Are you registered with private health insurance providers?

At Beretti Therapy, we aim to be make therapy as accessible as possible. We are currently registered with AXA, Aviva, Freedom Healthnet, Healix, & WPA Insurance. For more information on how to access therapy through these health insurance providers, please visit our instagram page (, or contact me for more details.

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