Teletherapy (skype therapy) is a new, fast spreading form of therapy. This method also makes the consultation/therapy accessible to those patients who would otherwise be excluded from the psychological care. Personal therapy and teletherapy differ in numerous aspects. For example, in personal therapy the duty of the psychiatrist is to ensure the framework of psychotherapy, while in teletherapy this task is shared between the psychiatrist and the patient. In teletherapy, the patient is also responsible for providing appropriate privacy conditions and security (such as sofware security, safety of therapy space).
The recommended, safe way is when a personal therapeutic relationship is transformed into a teletherapeutic connection. Professional expectation is that teletherapeutic relationship transforms into a personal therapy form several times a year. By taking into account the professional considerations, the psychologist has the right to decide whether teletherapy can be applied in your case or another type of help is needed.