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Madonna Hooper

BA (Behavioural Science), Grad. Dip. Arts (Sociology), Diploma of Counselling, Trauma Therapy Certification (Blue Knot Foundation), Pet Bereavement Counselling Certificate, Grief & Bereavement Counselling Certificate ABN: 20355870391, Professional registration with Australian Counselling Association (ACA) - Member No. 19153 Fee: $95.00/50 minutes

MY PET PASSED AWAY AND I’M HEARTBROKEN

I believe friends, confidantes, soul mates and best friends come in all shapes, sizes and forms, including the form of a pet. It makes perfect sense you will be heartbroken when your best friend is no longer with you.

I provide grief counselling specifically for pet owners. Pet owners experience what is known as “disenfranchised grief,” i.e. grief that is not recognised or validated by society.

Many people tell me they loved their pet more than any person on earth. It makes sense that losing this type of pure, soulful, connection will be incredibly painful.

MY PET IS UNWELL AND I’M FREAKING OUT!

Having an unwell pet, whether it is short or long-term, can be heart-wrenching, stressful, confusing and lonely. If you are anything like me it’s impossible to focus on anything else until you have a diagnosis and treatment plan (if treatment is a viable option).

Your pet may be undergoing extensive treatment for an ongoing illness, having surgery, or require ongoing vet visits. These situations take their toll, mentally, physically and emotionally.

I am available for counselling regarding these issues and anything else related to your pet’s health care where you may need emotional and psychological support. It can be incredibly helpful having someone listen to your concerns, fears, doubts and uncertainties at these times.

“I BELIEVE PETS PROVIDE THE MOST UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WE EXPERIENCE ON EARTH”
(Madonna, Bee Yourself Counselling)

Contact Madonna Hooper

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Face to face, phone, instant messaging, email counselling, Fee: $95/50 minutes Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm Wednesday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm Thursday: 11:00 am–7:00 pm Friday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: By appointment Sunday: Closed

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Pet Loss Counsellors

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.