March 21, 2018

Craig Foster

Couple and family therapist and ministry & workplace coach


  • Craig Foster has qualifications in ministry, business, education, and family systems counselling
  • BEc (Macquarie University)
  • BDiv & Dip Min (Moore Theological College, Sydney)
  • Dip Ed (Wesley College), MEd (Morling College)
  • Advanced Certificate in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Practice

Professional Memberships

  • Craig is a qualified Clinical Family Therapist with the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT)
  • Craig is an ordained Anglican minister in the diocese of Sydney
  • Craig is a member of the Australian Christian Mentoring Network (MACMN)


After working in the corporate world for close to a decade, Craig spent over 20 years working in church and Christian school settings as a church pastor and school chaplain. Since 2017 he has been involved with the Family Systems Practice and Institute as a counsellor and ministry supervisor. In addition to his work with the Family Systems Practice, Craig works with Anglicare as a Senior Program Manager of Counselling. Craig’s experience as a school chaplain, church pastor and counsellor have equipped him well for dealing with a broad range of complex issues. 

Craig currently works part-time with the Family Systems Practice as a Clinical Family Therapist and is registered with the Australian Association of Family Therapist (AAFT). Craig also offers ministry supervision and coaching and is a member of the Australian Christian Mentoring Network (MACMN).

Craig specializes in the following areas:

  • conflict resolution in marriage, family and workplace settings
  • domestic violence 
  • relationship challenges
  • anger management
  • anxiety and stress management
  • personal development
  • pornography sexual addiction
  • leadership effectiveness issues
  • congregation dynamics
  • ministry stress management and burnout prevention
  • ministry role decision making
  • theology and its relational application
  • tensions in family and ministry interface

Cremorne Office Availability and Rates

Wednesdays 1pm – 7pm
Thursdays 5:15pm – 8:30pm
Fridays 8am – 2pm

Fee: $160 per 1- hour session for counselling, workplace consulting work and for ministry coaching
(no Medicare rebates offered)

Craig’s Approach in Ministry Coaching

Craig utilizes the wisdom of Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) in conjunction with the ultimate wisdom of God’s word. He loves to see people growing in their emotional, relational, and spiritual maturity at work and in the home.