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)
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)
Naz Altinok Bsc, MA, MBACP (Reg.): based in South West London, England and Online.
Tel: +44 (0)7786 658020
Extensive training and research on pet bereavement and the positive impact of pets in our lives. I provide counselling in English and Turkish, face-to-face in London or Online. Feel free to get in touch.
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
Roots of Change Counselling - Tracy Blackburn MBACP, PG Dip, BA (Hons): based in Leeds, West Yorkshire
PG Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy
BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychology
Level 3 Certificate in Pet Bereavement Counselling (Blackford Centre)
Tel: +44(0)7974 415739
Face to face counselling offered in Headingley.
Online sessions offered via Zoom.
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
Sue Christy MBACP (Sue Christy Counselling): based in Gloucestershire, England.
Tel: +44 (0)1452 849 080
Mobile: +44 (0)7716 756 744
Indy Das MBACP (Counselling in Safe Hands): based in Exeter, Devon, England.
Tel: +44 (0) 7505 765 687
Lorraine Drennan MBACP(Accred): based in Bromley, Kent, covering London, Sussex and Kent.
Dip Integrative Counselling.
Dip Relationship Counselling
Foundation Cruse Bereavement Care
Tel: +44 (0)7811 255732
Offers FaceTime, WhatsApp Video, Zoom and telephone counselling during Covid-19 lockdown (2020).
Face to Face once restrictions lifted.
"As a pet carer I know grief can be overwhelming, I am here for you" (Lorraine)
Jacqui Empson-High MBACP, Lapidus (Writing for Wellbeing): area covered is Tharston, Long Stratton, Diss and 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
Journey Counselling - Reanne Farrer MBACP HACP: Based on The South Coast, just outside of Portsmouth, England.
BSc (Hons) Level 6 Therapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Diploma in Pet Bereavement Counselling with Higher Distinction Bereavement and Anticipatory Grief certificate
Level 3 Counselling Skills
Level 2 Counselling Concepts
Face to face counselling, telephone sessions and email support. Home visits by arrangement.
Akeso Counselling – Jamie Forster MBACP: based in Middlewich, Cheshire, England
BSc psych (Hons), PGCert, PGDip, MBPsS
Tel: +44 (0)7568 358234
Skype session available on request
"The loss of a beloved pet can be such a painful experience for so many, please don’t suffer in silence, I’m here to help!" (Jamie)
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
Lindow Counselling - Helena Hodgson MBACP (Reg.): based in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Qualified Supervisor and a Diploma in Pet Bereavement Counselling (Distinction).
Offering face-to-face (subject to Covid-19 restrictions), Zoom and walk and talk in Wilmslow area.
Also, online group sessions for anticipatory loss, loss and complex loss (e.g. through theft or traumatic loss).
As a relationship counsellor, I can also continue to help if this loss brings up other more complex issues.
Tel: +44 (0)7422 885951
Facebook: Helena Hodgson MBACP Lindow Counselling
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
Sharon Krajnc MBACP, Cheshire Pet Bereavement: based in Macclesfield, Cheshire
Sessions can be either face to face or remotely via video call on both Skype and Zoom.
Qualified Counsellor working in private practice for over ten years.
Tel: +44 (0)7872 930755
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."
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)
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)
Talking - Pet Bereavement Counselling - Cheryl Morgan-Veck MBACP PGCert PGDip: The Vale Of Glamorgan & Surrounding areas
Other languages: British Sign Language
Tel: +44 (0)7881 822104
Email: TalkingPetBereavement@hotmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Talking - Pet Bereavement
Tranquil countryside garden office
Therapy dogs available
Skype possible. Face-to-face preferred.
“You were my FAVOURITE Hello and my HARDEST Goodbye”
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)
Willow Counselling - Jac Oldham MBACP (Accred): based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.
BSc Hons (1st Class) Therapeutic Counselling – dissertation focusing on animal companion loss
Diploma - Pet Bereavement Counselling (Distinction)
Certificate in Supervision
I offer face-to-face (Covid-19 restrictions dependent), video via Zoom, or telephone counselling
Tel: +44 (0) 7538 016555
"Losing a much-loved companion animal can sometimes touch on other past losses. As a counsellor
specialising in grief and loss, I am qualified to offer support with the difficult feelings that may arise,
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)
MYALO Counselling- Celia Ramsden MBACP: based in Cornwall, England.
RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse
Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Grief & Loss Training
Tel: +44 (0)7512 080032
"Being a Registered Veterinary Nurse and training Student Veterinary Nurses for over 20 years and also being a qualified counsellor, I feel that I can offer empathy to both pet owners and veterinary professionals, suffering from the often devastating effects of grief and pet loss”. (Celia)
Paws Around My Heart - Caroline Roberts BSc PBC.Dip: based on Merseyside, England
Pet Bereavement Counselling and Healing Therapies with Reiki, Past Life and Interlife Therapist
Paws To Reflect Counselling - Team of MBACP-registered counsellors: based in Surrey/Hampshire/Berkshire borders, England.
Tel: +44 (0)1276 919477
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
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.
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
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
Jane Wanless MBCAP: based in Dundee and Angus, Scotland
PgDip Human Relations and Counselling (Psychodynamic)
Pet Bereavement Counsellor Diploma
Tel: +44 (0)7503 142462
Face to Face counselling sessions available
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened" Anatole France.
Members of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MIACP)
Kevin Smith MIACP: based in Dublin, Ireland.
BA Hons in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Tel: +35 3833 075719
Face to Face and online counselling sessions available
Other Qualified Pet Bereavement Counsellors
Carrie Ball Acc Dip PBC, Cert Pet Bereavement BC. Pet Bereavement Counselling: based in Bury, Greater Manchester, England.
Available for national counselling via phone/email.
Tel: +44 (0)7522 202498
Catherine Bartlett - Kae Counselling
Advanced Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling, further training with Cruse Bereavement Care
Tel: +44 (0)7960 289377
Offers telephone and online (Zoom) support; face to face when restrictions lifted; walk and talk outdoors considered
Suzanne Bibb, Advanced Pet Bereavement Counsellor CIDBT Cert: offering support UK-wide.
Tel: +44 (0)7305 582170
Offering all types of video call incl Zoom, Facetime, Skype etc. or via telephone if preferred.
"After qualifying as a Pet Bereavement Counsellor with the Cambridge Institute Of Dog Behaviour and Training, I then studied and qualified as an Advanced Pet Bereavement Counsellor where I extensively studied the human-animal bond and the psychology behind it in addition to advanced counselling skills." (Sue)
Donna Garratty LCH NM Dip TFTDx LSBP: based in Atherstone, North Warwickshire, England.
Covering North Warwickshire and surrounding areas (face to face) and national coverage by telephone/Skype.
Accredited Coach/Therapist with over 12 years’ experience
Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support (NCFE Accredited)
Licentiate of the Society of Bereavement Practitioners
Providing brief treatment and rapid resolution of grief and related conditions.
Tel: +44 (0)3301 331198 or +44 (0)7973 827821
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AAHNW2016/
Aimee Harris: covers Swansea, Swansea Valley, Gower, Carmarthenshire
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Qualified integrative counsellor
Tel: +44 (0)7947 823212
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
"Dylan’s wish" Pet Bereavement Counselling - Helen Horsey: based in Arundel, West Sussex, England.
Diploma in Pet Bereavement Counselling
Counselling Skills Certificate.
Ten years of experience working in a Hospice.
Experience working with Children and Young Adults in a pastoral support role.
Tell: +44 (0)1243 544451; +44 (0)7738 114325
"You were my favourite hello and my hardest goodbye"
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
Kirstey Lee ACC Dip. PBC: based in Cardiff, Wales.
Pet Bereavement Support Counsellor
Tel: +44 (0)7943 765736
Support via email, phone (incl. text), or face to face when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted (2020)
Living with Pet Bereavement - Dawn Murray CABC: based in Scotland, serves the UK remotely.
Qualifications include Diplomas in Pet Bereavement Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Tel: +44(0)845 4655999
Dawn provides a free telephone counselling service, which can be booked via our website. She is also the author of 'Surviving Pet Loss' which is available to purchase on Amazon.
Paws at Peace Counseling - Ralf Masch, Dip (Hons): based in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Certificate in Pet Bereavement Counselling w. Distinction (Centre of Excellence)
Tel: +44(0)7539 651262
Face to face counselling offered in Cambridge. Online sessions offered via Zoom.
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 (
Serenities Path ~ Nicola Davenport: based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Pet Bereavement Counsellor
Tel: +44 (0)7854 320990
Offering face to face counselling and national coverage by telephone or Skype.
"Don’t struggle in silence. The most difficult step is the first one." (Nikki)
Rachael Sales Bereavement Recovery: based in Chesterfield. Covering Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield.
Level 4 Diploma in Bereavement Counselling & Certificate in Pet Bereavement Counselling
Tel: +44 (0)7307 292912
Jo Sault - Pet Bereavement Counselling Services: based in Cropston, Leicestershire.
Pet Bereavement Counsellor, offering guidance and support during times of loss, of a much-loved pet.
Available for face to face counselling and also national coverage by telephone and video call.
Tel: +44 (0)7738 484493
Facebook: Pet Loss Bereavement Counselling
"After suffering many losses of my own, I realise that the loss of any pet is one of the hardest things for us to experience. This can be particularly difficult to process without any support from those that surround us. I want to offer my support at this difficult time." (Jo)
Rachel Symons: based in Sussex, south-east England.
Pet Bereavement Counselling
NCFE accreditation. Diploma in Pet Loss counselling.
Available for national counselling via phone and video calls.
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.
Naturally Cats – Holistic help for cats and their guardians – Julie-Anne Thorne: based in Plymouth, Devon.
BSc (Hons) Psychology, MHAO, RGP
Pet Bereavement Counsellor Diploma
Tel: +44 (0)777 373 6999
Face to face and online sessions available
"Losing a pet is one of the hardest experiences we can have as humans, taking the time to honour our dear friend is an emotional challenge but a necessary one. I’ve experienced this myself and want to help others through this traumatic time". (Julie-Anne)
Denise Watson: based in County Durham, England.
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (1996), Certificate in Pet Bereavement Counselling (2017).
Available for national counselling via phone, email and Skype.
Tel: +44 (0)1429 837 413; +44 (0)7895 877 420
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.