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...

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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Dinah Stern-Spiteri

From the time I became a counsellor, in 2002, I encountered many individuals with underlying issues in grief and loss – something, which if not attended to, can cause physical and mental ill- being. We see counsellors for all sorts of things, but when we lose a beloved pet, and our heart is so totally […]

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Dr Vanessa Rohlf

Companion animals play an important role in our lives. They provide us with unconditional love, support and share our ups and downs. We consider them our family; our children, siblings, friends, and confidents. When this special bond is broken and our beloved pet dies, grief can be a painful yet very natural and necessary response […]

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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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