Pet Bereavement Counsellors
There are a growing number of pet bereavement counsellors available to help you cope with the distressing time before and after the loss of a pet. A selection has been included below for your convenience. Please note that by listing these counsellors, the Ralph site is not directly endorsing or recommending their services and it is highly recommended that you do your own research into the nature and quality of the services provided. In addition, the Ralph site reserves the right to remove any of these listings at any time.
If you are a pet bereavement counsellor and would like your service to be listed here, please contact us with the necessary details for inclusion. Alternatively, if you have used a pet bereavement counsellor that is not listed here and would like to recommend him/her, please contact us with the necessary details for inclusion.
Members of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
All Ears Pet Bereavement Counselling - Shona McLean MBACP: covers a 20-mile radius of a base in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling / Accredited Certificate in Pet Bereavement Support from the Blue Cross / Accredited Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Care through Cruse
Tel: +44 (0)7519 808242
Face to face and online counselling sessions available
"I can offer a safe and confidential space where we can explore your feelings together as you work through your loss" (Shona)
Elli Alexander Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred): based in North London, England
Tel: +44(0)7855 057 034
"I have many years' experience as a Counsellor/Therapist with a special interest in loss and bereavement. I mainly work face to face seeing individuals and couples on a short or long-term basis. Please make initial contact via telephone or email. It can help to talk about it." (Elli)
Karin Anderson MA PgDip MBACP: based in Edinburgh, Scotland
Tel: +44(0)7535 595 852
Anji Baker MA HNC (Couns) MBACP MNCS (Acc): based in Edinburgh, Scotland
Tel: +44(0)7759 048957
Kate Brown Dip. Counsellor MBACP (accred): based in the High Wycombe, covers Buckinghamshire and parts of Oxfordshire, England
NCS (accred); UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor
Level 3 Certificate in Pet Bereavement Counselling (Blackford Centre)
Tel: +44 (0)7855 528609
Offers face-to-face and/or Skype counselling sessions
Arch Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP: based in Uppermill, Oldham, Saddleworth, Greater Manchester, England
"We've been working with clients who have suffered loss and bereavement for many years now and give support to those who are coming to terms with the loss of their pets."
Tel: +44 (0)741 581 4882
Sue Christy MBACP (Sue Christy Counselling): based in Gloucestershire, England.
Tel: +44 (0)1452 849 080
Mobile: +44 (0)7716 756 744
Carr Counselling – Sarah Carr MBACP: based in Warrington, Cheshire.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling; NCFE Certificate in Pet Bereavement Support
Bereavement training from Warrington Bereavement Support and Liverpool Bereavement Service
Tel/SMS: +44 (0)7977 058 496
Indy Das MBACP (Counselling in Safe Hands): based in Exeter, Devon, England.
Tel: +44 (0) 7505 765 687
Jacqui Empson-High MBACP, Lapidus (Writing for Wellbeing): area covered is Wymondham, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
PG Diploma in Counselling (2000)
Fully insured, DBS checked
Tel: +44 (0)7757 336 387
Counselling offered face-to-face or by telephone; also now able to offer a secure video-link session. Please contact for more details.
Jane Evans MBACP (OCST Online Counselling Services & Training)
Tel: +44 (0) 7968 134 365
Robin Grey MBACP
Tel: +44 (0)207 582 9769
Mobile: +44 (0)7958 574 598
Robin is also the author of Coping with Pet Loss
Helena Hodgson MBACP: based in Stockport and Wilmslow, Cheshire, England.
Diploma in Counselling
Tel: +44 (0)7514 711 932
Shelley Holland BA, MA, PG Dip Couns, MBACP (Snr Accred), Counselling 4 Brighton: based in Brighton & Hove, England.
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, qualified in 1998
Experienced in working with loss and bereavement issues, and special interest in pet loss and bereavement.
Tel: +44 (0)7981 713 163
Philippa Hughes MBACP (PH Counselling): based in Lancaster/Cumbria/North Yorkshire, England.
Registered member and member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Tel. +44 (0)7505 010975
Neil Ingham MBACP (Reg.): based in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England.
Advanced Certificate in Counselling and Higher Diploma in Counselling Practice
Offers face-to-face sessions (including possible house visits) and email/phone appointments
For more information see Neil's listing on the Counselling Directory here
Tel: +44 (0)7702 101433
'Not everyone we love and lose is human'
Anna Kennedy Dip.Couns (MBACP): covers Rutland, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire
Tel: +44 (0)1572 345798
Mobile: +44 (0)7745 790115
Telephone/Skype counselling sessions available on request
Emma-Jane LaRoche Counsellor (MBACP): based on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.
Tel: +44 (0)7834 765144
"Offering Pet bereavement counselling in a warm, caring and understanding manner."
Charlotte (Charlie) de Sousa MBACP, UKCP (reg accredited), APP: based in NW London, England; also covering Herefordshire, Middlesex and beyond.
PG Diploma in Counselling, PG Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Masters in Psychotherapy, plus mindfulness and meditation teacher.
Fully insured, DBS checked
Tel: +44 (0)79 8862 2312
Offering face-to-face, telephone and Skype sessions.
"I have a wealth of experience, both working with bereavement and through the loss of my own beloved companions." (Charlie)
Gillian Moorhouse BSc Therap Couns MBACP (The Counselling Service): based in Uppermill, Oldham, England.
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Tel: +44 (0)7979 913307
"Losing a dearly loved pet is a difficult time, I am here to support you through this difficult time and your loss" (Gillian)
Caroline Obolensky PGDip MBACP: based in Brighton, East Sussex, England.
Tel: +44 (0)7933 726924
"Warm and understanding face to face or telephone counselling available - please get in touch for more information." (Caroline)
Paws To Reflect Counselling - Team of MBACP-registered counsellors: based in Surrey/Hampshire/Berkshire borders, England.
Tel: +44 (0)1276 919477
Saska Powman BSc, Dip Couns, MBACP: based in East London E9, England
Tel: +44 (0)7803 599 103
"I offer short-term pet bereavement therapy for those grieving the loss of a beloved pet in London in a warm, home-based environment." (Saska)
Joanna Russell MA, PG Dip Counselling (MBACP): based in North Yorkshire
Tel: +44 (0)7955 441428
"Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim." - Vicki Harrison
Jane Smith MA MBACP: based in Cheshire, England
Tel: +44 (0)7811 981645
Eileen Steed MBACP: based near Manchester, England.
Tel: +44 (0)7931 477 932
Cathy Towers MBACP BSc (Hons) Psychology: based in Exeter, Devon, England
Senior Accredited member of BACP
Tel: +44 (0)1395 278437; +44 (0)7989 564660
Sue Wedderburn Frankfort MBACP ACC (reg member): based in Market Drayton, North Shropshire (TF9)
PG Dip Counselling Psychology
Wedderburns Counselling and Coaching Practice
CRUSE Foundation course in bereavement care
Tel: +44 (0)7740 874611
"I am very interested in the human-animal bond and have studied Animal Assisted therapy such is my belief in the importance of animals in our lives." (Sue)
Suz West MBACP: based near Birmingham, England
Tel: +44 (0)7810 867060
Website: click here
Other Qualified Pet Bereavement Counsellors
Carrie Ball (Cycle Counselling): based in Bolton, England (available for national counselling via phone/email)
Diploma in Companion Animal Bereavement Counselling (Animal Care College)
Level 3 Certificate in Pet Bereavement (Blackford Centre)
Tel: +44 (0)7522 202498
Trisha Hopkins DCABC: based in Manchester, England.
Diploma in Companion Animal Bereavement Counselling (Animal Care College accreditation, Kennel Club endorsed)
Tel: +44 (0)7539 366 016
Consultations via e-mail and phone available
Lisa Howe RVNA1Cert Pet Bereavement counselling: based in Hampshire, England.
Pet Bereavement Services
Certificate in Pet Bereavement Counselling from The Blackford Centre of Pet Bereavement
Level 3 certificate from ABC Awards (leading accreditation body recognised by Ofqual)
RCVS registered veterinary nurse with more than 15 years experience in veterinary practice dealing with bereaved pet carers
Tel: +44 (0)7766 054525
Facebook page: @PetBereavementServicesUK
Pet Loss Support South, Genevieve Merrett:
based in Pulborough, West Sussex and covering the South Downs National Park area.
NCFE Accredited Certificate in Pet Bereavement Support
Providing emotional support throughout all aspects of pet loss.
Tel: +44 (
Rachel Symons: covering South East England, based in Sussex.
Pet Bereavement Counselling
NCFE accreditation. Diploma in Pet Loss counselling.
Tel: +44 (0)7801 393660
"...just to say I'm getting work from you adding me to the site, so many people go to the Ralph site, thank you for all the work you do, and for adding my details which enables me to help so many people with one to one counselling.
Linda Witchell: based in Bournemouth, Dorset, England
Extensively qualified in counselling and various forms of therapy including Certificate in Pet Bereavement and Cruse Bereavement Certificate.
Tel: +44 (0)1202 248468
"I am a bereavement volunteer for Cruse and I also teach and supervise bereavement volunteers. I have completed the Blackford certificate in pet bereavement." (Linda Witchell)
You may also be able to find a counsellor to help you with pet bereavement using Counselling Directory.