Grace Harwood

Location: Brisbane

Qualifications / Affiliations:

BSocSc (Pastoral Counselling), BTheol
Qualified Member of the Australian Counselling Association
Member of the Federation of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Qld
Graduate Member of the Christian Counselling Association of Australia


“When I married my husband, I felt like I had married Dr Doolittle and having never had a pet, it was a steep learning curve. Animals have brought such a richness to our family life that the loss of each one is keenly felt.

Horses, dogs, cats, birds, fish, guinea pigs….. the animals outnumber the people in the Harwood family (I’ve drawn a line in the sand at the suggestion of camels and emus!).

Every time we have experienced the loss of one of these beautiful companions, we have felt the pain of loss, sought out ways to ritualise their passing and ways to remember them.”


Grace has worked in a variety of counselling and support roles in community centres, schools and churches for 18 years. She is a group facilitator for Loss and Grief programs at Hilda’s House (An initiative of Ipswich Hospice Care). Grace is experienced in working with children and adults, and also trains people to provide pastoral care to those who are sick or dying. In counselling, Grace brings both her professional skills and her personal experiences as the owner of multiple pets.

Contact Grace Harwood

Phone: 0409 524 283