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...

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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Cynthia Haworth

Your Pet is your family and best friend and we are here to help, with understanding and compassion.   Having owned many animals over the years, I understand how a companion animal can be very important, we consider them as family, and a special bond is broken when our beloved pet dies.   I owned […]

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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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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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