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Tel: 07952 230199

Pet bereavement support

If you are bereaved from the death or loss of a cherished animal  this website hopes to offer some support …

pbsupport@protonmail.com

Tel: 07952 230199

Pet bereavement support

Support

Please note: with all of the support that I offer below, and also the support that I offer from my counselling website, I am qualified, trained, and insured to do so.  I would be happy to provide evidence of my training and insurance if required !

Support with a cup of tea

If you feel the need, I offer bereavement support – that is, to sit with you, with a cup of tea, and chat about what’s happened.  In an ideal world, I would make no charge, but unfortunately I do need to charge for my time.

The charge I’ve settled on is £25 per hour.  I would suggest 1 hour only, at a time – feel free to meet up once, or more than once –  please contact for me for how to arrange this.

Please note:  the support that I am offering is like having a chat with a friend or family member.  I am a qualified counsellor, and I do offer pet bereavement counselling support (please see this link for details), but what I am offering here is not counselling, and is not therapy – what I am offering here is to listen and chat about what’s happened – to offer support, empathy, and a warm heart.

Online support

If you live to far away from me – I am in East Devon, near Exeter Airport, or don’t fancy meeting up face to face, I can offer telephone, or online support – either via email,  instant messaging or video chat.  As with talking face to face with a cup of tea, I suggest 1 hour maximum at a time.

As above, in an ideal world, I would make no charge for doing this, but unfortunately I do need to charge for my time.  As with face to face support, the charge I’ve settled on is £25 per hour.   I also offer a 1/2 hour for telephone or online support, which I have settled on £15 for the half hour.  Please contact me for details about how to arrange this. 

Please note:  the support that I am offering is like having a chat with a friend or family member.  I am a qualified counsellor, and I do offer pet bereavement counselling support (please see this link for details), but what I am offering here is not counselling, and is not therapy – what I am offering here is to listen and chat about what’s happened – to offer support, empathy, and a warm heart.

Website support

Aside from the personal support that I offer with chatting, and also with counselling, the support that I try to offer with this website is solidarity – a shared understanding that feeling intense grief for the death of an animal is a normal human response to the loss of a loved one, whether they be animal or human, and that mourning is a natural response to the death of a being whom we have dearly loved, and whom has shared our life with us.

I have tried to bring together details of agencies, books and press articles that may give some comfort, along with my own experience of grieving. 

Mourning the death of an animal is something that most of us will find that we will have to do alone, because unfortunately, most of will find that most people around us won’t take grief over the death of a pet seriously.

Other means of support

There are quite a few websites in the UK, and also from other countries, supporting pet bereavement, that is, supporting people with the death of their pet – increasingly referred to these days as ‘companion animal’.  I have listed quite a few of these, which can be found by clicking the link below.  

There are also quite a few books about grieving the death of an animal, and a handful of newspaper articles which also cover pet bereavement.  I have listed many of the books, and most of the recent articles from major newspapers – which can found by clicking the second link below.

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