Bereavement Counselling.

Our beloved pets are very much a part of the family. So, when it comes to saying goodbye, it can be heartbreaking. This can be a very emotional and tough time for you to deal with.

Saying Goodbye…

How do you know when the time is right? This can be the one of the hardest and biggest decisions that you will ever make, believe me, I know…


Pet Bereavement Counselling was one of the most emotional courses I have ever learnt, and here’s why…

“I knew Liu Liu had something going on and as her human mum, you just know that they are not the same, they seemed to have grown old just like that and the grey where did that come from. So when I took her to the vet, I listened, but I didn’t… deep down, I didn’t want to know, so rather than thinking about what she had going on inside her and how long she may or may not have left, I took my darling girl in my arms and held her tight.

Oh the times that I cried and cried and cried some more, knowing the inevitable was looming, speaking to her though, made it easier to deal with.  I would lie with her for hours, especially the tines when she was so tired she didn’t have the strength to get up. Oh I hugged her so tight, my tears streaming down my face onto her fur because I knew…

I told her that when she was ready she should go, three was no need to hang on because of me, you see I knew her brother was waiting; Tommy, he had the ball ready for them both, so who am I to stop that reunion… By god it was hard though, the pain in my heart.

She gave me 6 more beautiful months with her. She clearly wasn’t going anywhere yet.

That day soon came though, nothing could stop that..she just laid down by my bedroom door and that was it.  So the decision was made and she had made it.  

I just had to keep the promise that I made, that when she was ready she should go, oh how it broke my heart but she gave me that extra time and we played, had lovely walks when she could, we sat and watched the sunset’s together, she was my world,  I looked into those deep brown eyes of hers but I had to let her go, it was her time.

So when you need to make THAT decision, remember it is always what is best for you beloved pet and not what is best for YOU. Your vet can give you that much needed advice, ask the questions, then ask some more.

Preparing for the loss that is to come.

Let’s start by saying that you may never be prepared, like never… and it can all be very stressful and difficult to cope with.

So how do you cope and how can I help you?

As a Pet Bereavement Counsellor, I have worked with many clients to help them through this very emotional and stressful time. Because you know what…


It’s okay…

• To cry and cry some more
• To cry more for your pet than another human who has died
• To feel absolutely heartbroken
• To think that you will never get over it
• To feel that your world has fallen apart
• To feel a deep loneliness and isolation

All these feelings and emotions are normal and this is The Grieving Process, however, it can be draining and exhausting. No one can understand how it feels to lose a pet unless you have actually gone through it yourself.

I am based in Jersey, Channel Islands and can work face to face or over Zoom. I will help you through this heartbreaking journey; before, during and after. You will cry, and you will laugh but you know what; even though your heart may ache, it will be full of that unconditional love they gave you and you gave them. Your beloved pet will hold that love within them when crossing over and you will see them again, they will be there, the day you leave this world as if it were only yesterday, because they always knew when you would be coming home, they always knew.

Dogs Never Die. They are Sleeping in Your Heart.


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