Paw Hearts Pet Bereavement
- Face to face pet bereavement counselling
- Qualified Integrative Counsellor
- Member of National Counselling Society
- Safe space to explore all your feelings
- Enormous empathy
- FREE initial consultation
Paw Hearts Pet Bereavement - Pet Bereavement Counselling in Barnstaple, Devon
I understand the deep attachment we have for our companion animals; I have experienced it and I now have the professional qualifications to be there for you when you are struggling in the way I was all those years ago.
I am here for you.
I can offer a safe space for you to explore all your feelings connected to the grief you are feeling following your loss. I am non-judgemental, I have enormous empathy and I am passionate about being able to offer this service to anyone who needs to access it.
I am a fully qualified counsellor , experienced in helping you cope with any grief related to your beloved animals including your much-loved Horses, Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Hamsters, Birds and any others!
Loss can take many forms. At times your grief may come as a result of decisions you have had to make yourself either to ease an animal passing or to allow your animal life elsewhere. Sometimes the loss may be entirely out of your control, such as sudden death or forced separation.
Our animals are so important to us and such an integral part of our lives, we create a very deep bond with them so it is only natural to feel devastated with feelings of grief and sadness at the time of their loss.
We can hold sessions in the comfort of your own home or at Counselling Rooms in Barnstaple and Bideford, or if more convenient I can also attend workplaces if there is a private area available for us to use.
Initial Consultation is free to ensure there is a therapeutic connection. All sessions are 60 minutes.
I hold a Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training, meaning I can offer valuable training including half or full-day workshops that can be counted as CPD within the profession.
In many animal professions, death and loss is a part of everyday life, however, the conversations that have to be had with clients may still feel awkward and uncomfortable. Clients are often distraught, not listening and overcome with emotion, leaving your team with questions like:
What am I supposed to say? What is the correct wording? How much do I tell them?
Helping a client deal with the loss of what is essentially a much-loved member of their family is an often overlooked and challenging element of veterinary care and I can help make that process easier for your teams.
I can also offer Training around the Health and Wellbeing of your teams working with Death and Loss.
How can we find them healthy ways to cope?
How can we find ways to manage loss?
How can we promote positive mental health?
These are all common questions often asked and there are ways to help with all these situations.
Often, we don’t want to ‘bother’ colleagues or friends,’ they have enough to deal with’, so it can be helpful to know there is a service available, there is help out there, specifically aimed at the Profession, that can offer, face to face, one to one support.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss how I can help.