Karen Jaques

Karen Jaques

My qualifications include a Diploma of Professional Counselling; Advanced Study Major in Grief & Loss; Chat room Host APLB (Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement) & Compassion Fatigue Educator

When I lost my 18 year old cattle dog, Lucy, even as a Grief Counsellor myself, I needed someone to help me make sense of what I was thinking and feeling. This started me on a journey to help others with their pet loss which is largely misunderstood how intense that grief can be. I am now one of only a few Counsellors in Australia that is certified in Pet Loss and Bereavement through the not for profit APLB (Assoc. of Pet Loss and Bereavement). I have my own practice specialising in Grief and Loss  and am also a Host in the ALPB chat room, carrying on the legacy of the founder ,the late Dr.Wallace Sife Ph.D who published “The Loss of a Pet”. His book & Association has helped many people who have experienced the intense emotional roller coaster ride after loss a beloved companion animal.

Having suffered a great deal of personal loss in my life has put me on a path to help others through one of the most challenging times in life. My belief is that when you gain an understanding of what you are experiencing you can then move forward to find peace, acceptance and healing….

I am here to help you on that journey…..

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Why invest in professional counselling?

Not all counsellors specialise in grief and even less deal with the grief associated with Pet Loss. That's why we created this directory to help connect pet owners with qualified and experienced pet loss counsellors.

How much does it cost?

Fees and charges will vary by service provider, please contact your preferred counsellor to discuss your options.


Are there free services?

Yes, please visit the Grief & Bereavement Support Services page.

Here you will find our recommended partners, friends and organisations who offer a mixture of free and donation based support.

You may also like to visit the Pets and People facebook page or browse our free library of resources and articles on pet loss & grief.