Kia Ora,

I have been asked to introduce myself and to share with you a little about myself and my new position.

My name is Catherine Coster and I am a trained counsellor. I have recently been appointed to the new position of school counsellor across 7 local schools in the Timaru/Temuka areas.

I am an Aussie (don’t hold the Aussie part against me) who met a kiwi in Sydney (where else) fell in love, married and within a very short period found myself crossing the ditch with 2 small children to come and check out NZ. I was assured it would be a short stint, however a short stint became 17 years and counting. The 2 children became 5 and the Aussie became a Kiwi citizen somewhere along the line.

I became a counsellor 10 years ago and have worked for a number of agencies including, Relationships Aotearoa, Family Works, Interrelate and now Skylight. My background in counselling includes working with individuals, couples and running various groups.

My other passion in life apart from my family is being creative. I am a working artist and love encouraging others to discover and embrace their own unique creativity.

I look forward to meeting with you and your children in the months ahead to see if I may be of some assistance to you and your whanau and to offer another avenue of support in your kete.

Haere ra.