Mel Rundle

Mel Rundle

BBSc (Pysch), MA Couns

As an insightful counsellor I am in touch with the needs of my clients and can follow them throughout their journey. I am able to help people overcome many issues they may need assistance with in a sensitive and respectful manner. I am trained in and have experience with relationship and couples counselling, anxiety, depression and mental health, trauma, grief and loss, domestic abuse, recovered memories, time management and many other personal issues. I am also a passionate animal lover and can counsel in grief and loss of pets, having first hand understanding what it means to people to lose an animal that feels like more than a “pet”, that cant just be replaced at a whim of purchasing a new one. My Greyhound Skylar is a therapy support dog within the business and my clients love it when she is in session. She is 5 years old and a beautiful, gentle girl who I just adore. When people as if she is a “rescue” I can honestly say yes! But she rescued me! All of my clients are made to feel valued and validated.


I live with my gorgeous daughter of who is a registered nurse, and have a wonderful caring partner, together with our 2 dogs, 2 cats and a horse. My practice is located in the beautiful wine district of McLaren Vale.

My hours of service are: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 9 – 5 Tue 2 – 8

Counsellor's Location

193 Main Road McLaren Vale. South Australia

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.