Your safety matters

*At Steps 2 Healing, ever since the dreadful beginning of the Covid Pandemic, we have constantly followed the Government's Guidelines. Your safety is paramount. We have taken good measures in providing these cleanliness measures for each of our clients. Our 'Therapy Room' is a separate room and not part of our living space. Chairs are set at a safe distance apart. We still allow longer and adequate time in between appointments. This allows the air to clear through open doors and windows. We also take our time to cleanse any atmospheres, and re-sanitise chairs and furniture in between sessions. Therefore, when you arrive for your own appointment, you can be assured of a refreshed and clean space for your own healing process. If you have any concerns, please feel free to ask. Phone our Lead Practitioner, Barrie Foster, on 07949 140 226 (Last updated: 1.5.24)

**If you have have any specific needs or requirements, both physical or emotional, or if you would like to make us aware of any mobile limitations you may have, please feel free to discuss this with either Barrie in confidence. Or call Paula-Anne on 07969 849 294. We are always happy to help or assist you and make your contact with us as comfortable as possible.

Barrie Foster ethically and respectfully refuses to provide virtual counselling and/or psychotherapy and healing sessions on the mobile phone with 'face time', via the internet with Zoom, Skype or any other intermediary. However, he does consider this form of contact to be of value. "Telephone and internet therapy can provide a valuable resource for a busy person, someone who feels they can communicate better on the telephone, or a soneone who requires regular ongoing support and encouragement." Barrie believes telephone counselling fits well for some people. But His personal choice to work one-to-one, in person, face-to face, is because he values the professional dynamic and subtle interaction during live therapy. Barrie's work with clients can be very in-depth and requires a good strong level of rapport to help his clients process their conscious and unconscious emotions. "To work with a client 'virtually' would compromise my personal and professional integrity, and the respect I hold for each individual." For the kind of deep process work that Barrie provides, he feels an intermediary would limit the clients healing process. These are Barrie's personal and professional beliefs from his own professional experience and trainings through 25+ years of working within the field of counselling, psychotherapy and healing.

Live one-to-one therapy appointments at Steps 2 Healing with Barrie Foster, call 079 49 140 226, or email

Better Trust

"In a one-to-one professional therapeutic relationship, trust plays a very important role, and provides a stronger foundation for better interactions. You are likely to be more receptive to growth and change if you feel you can trust your therapist. Whilst online, text, telephone or email psychotherapy and counselling has its place in this ever changing world, I feel there is more value in the subjective experience of sitting with another person."

Easier Communication

"According to experts in the field of communication, like Professor Albert Mehrabian, circa 1971, words are only 7% of our communication. 93% of communication is non-verbal. We are all much more than the spoken word. Sitting with someone in the physical one-to-one sense, can allow it to be quicker and easier to develop the rapport and trust needed in a therapeutic relationship."

More Reassuring

"Feeling emotionally 'held' within your therapy sessions can help you to be more reassured. Yes, this can be provided through a virtual meeting. But for me, to be fully 'with you' during your inner journey towards healing, I prefer to convey a silent strength, deep empathy and sensitivity that I feel is otherwise diluted when carried out via an artificial go-between." 

More Attentive

"Listening skills involve much more than hearing your words, and your patterns of thinking, and decision making. I do not want you to go away feeling short-changed or disappointed because during your most vulnerable moments you have not felt completely 'with me'. Those are the times when you will (without realising) display more subtle non-verbal communication signals which can enable a more powerful lead towards your healing process."

Truly Objective

"Being objective is not about making yourself distant behind a computer or mobile phone screen. Physically taking yourself out of and away from your regular environment to a face-to-face appointment, can help you to get a better understanding of your current situation. Your appointment then becomes the place you go to for therapy, and your home is your living and social environment. Totally separate, truly objective."


The situation with COVID-19:

"At Steps 2 Healing, we always worked within our Government's Guidelines.

I am a professional and ethical practitioner. I uphold professional boundaries at all times. " (last updated 1.5.24)

Lincolnshire clinic only 10 minutes drive from the centre of Louth or Horncastle