Pets and People was founded to help connect pet owners with qualified and experienced pet loss counsellors who are ready and willing to support people in this difficult time.

Share the loss of your pet with a therapist who will under­stand and sup­port you...

Australian Center for Grief and Bereavement

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement Counselling and Support Service, provides a Victorian statewide specialist bereavement service for individuals, children and families who need assistance following the death of a companion animal. For further information phone (03) 9265 2100 or go to www.grief.org.au   Please note: The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is not […]

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Bernadette Sutherland

I chose my counselling profession when I was 13 years old at a time in my life where I felt the loneliest. It wasn’t until my early 30’s that I began my career in the helping industry. I have always had a passion for people and love the idea of empowering people, by providing new information, […]

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David Foote

Veterinarian David graduated in 1980 from the University of Queensland and spent 20 years in private veterinary practice in Australia and the United Kingdom before deciding to pursue a career in counselling and personal development. He worked initially in mixed practice then mostly in small animal practice. His special interests during his time in practice […]

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Diane Cooper

Diane Cooper

I have always wanted to help people, and after many years in the corporate world chose the path to counselling. I have Bachelor and Master degrees in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also have a private practice and work with a variety of issues ranging from Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Relationship issues, Stress, Domestic Violence […]

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Grace Harwood

“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 […]

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