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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 Fee: $85.00/50 minutes

    Are you struggling with…?

    • I’ve been told I need to euthanize my pet
    • My pet has passed away
    • My pet experienced a traumatic death
    • I’m not coping with the death of my pet
    • I feel guilty regarding how my pet died
    • I don’t know whether to get another pet
    • My pet has a serious medical condition
    • My pet experienced a traumatic injury
    • I’m not sure whether to rehome my pet
    • I had to rehome my pet
    • My pet may need surgery
    • My pet has had surgery
    • My pet is missing

    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 may experience overwhelm, heartbreak, confusion, anger, anxiety, and many other thoughts and feelings when you go through these challenging times.

    Having someone who can truly listen and help you to unravel the myriad of thoughts and emotions you are experiencing, can provide you with much needed guidance, comfort and support.

    I’m also a trauma therapist, having undertaken several courses with the Blue Knot Foundation (National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma). I also worked as a Trauma Therapist prior to starting my own business. Many of us experience trauma, as well as grief, when going through the situations above. It’s important to have a therapist who is aware of trauma-informed practice during these times.

    Please don’t suffer in silence. I take pet loss seriously, and I will take you seriously.

    Contact Madonna Hooper

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    Face to face, phone, instant messaging, email counselling Thursday: 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Friday: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Saturday: 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

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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.