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...

Anastasia Goussis

By profession I am a registered psychologist.  For over three decades I have listened to countless stories regarding all manner of grief and loss pertaining to the human journey.  I have supported many people through harrowing times to a place of healing and peace. My experience and understanding regarding the powerful bond between humans and […]

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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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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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Jackie Tarabay

Jackie co-facilitated the Kids Grieve Too (KG2) program for the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement during 2014 and joined the ACGB as a Specialist Bereavement Counsellor and Co-ordinator/Facilitator of the KG2 program in 2015. Jackie’s expertise as a facilitator and counsellor includes working with people from a diverse range of socio-economic backgrounds across the […]

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