An initial session is a meeting to identify the focus of treatment. We will explore your life story and what has brought you to therapy. This is also a time to ask questions about the counseling and how therapy progresses. At the end of the session, we will discuss scheduling and future appointments.
A counseling session will be scheduled and agreed upon and is expected to be attended. The appointment time and length of the session will be determined before hand. A single therapy session usually takes place for 50 minutes recurring weekly or biweekly. This will all be discussed and mutually agreed upon. Throughout your time in therapy, your goals and progress will be reviewed consistently to ensure you are progressing at a comfortable level.
We ask for appointments to be paid for in advance. We understand that life happens and are willing to work with you. We ask for a 24-hour notice for cancellations. If you do not cancel in the scheduled timeframe you will be charged 40 dollars. If an emergency occurs, with documented proof you will not be charged for the session.
Any claim relating Real Talk Counseling shall be governed by the laws of the State of NC and the governing bodies that therapists are associated with.
What is shared in the session wwill be treated as confidential. It will not be discussed outside the sessions except in the context of professional supervision and professional training. Any such references will always be anonymous and you could not be identified through them.
While confidentiality is essential, it is not absolute, and there are exceptions. In very few extreme circumstances, it might be necessary to pass on information. This would only be if there were a substantial possibility of serious harm to yourself or others or if legally impelled to impart information. If there are concerns in this area, a conversation will occur before deciding to take any action. We aim to maintain the highest standards of good practice and safety. For this reason, We request the name and address of providers that you are currently working with.
If you do have any concerns whatsoever in this regard, please do raise them.
In the unlikely event that our work has to terminate because, for example, a serious accident, and your therapist is unable to inform you personally, the owner of the agency will contact you and discuss the situation. In this event, your contact details and the basic details of what our work, consultancy and any information that is ethically necessary to impart.
As part of good practice, a therapist is required to have some supervision of their work. No information is given during supervision identify you.