vicky-nonas

Vicky Nonas

My qualifications include a Diploma of Professional Counselling; Advanced Study Major in Grief & Loss; APLB (Association for Pet Loss Bereavement) Intensive Counselor Training; Grief, Loss, Transition and Change (Intensive Experiential Workshop); Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Prof. Counsellor, M.A.C.A, M.P.C.A.

I provide grief counselling and pet loss support for children through to adults from my business By My Side in Luddenham NSW.

My decision to enter the world of grief counselling/pet loss support was a personal one following the death of my dog, Boof. He came into my life when I was 15 and stayed with me until I was 38-years old. He lived and grew up with me by my side……he was my rock, my companion, my protector. I couldn’t have anticipated how much his loss would affect me. My world fell apart.

Our pets faithfully accompany us, providing loving comfort and unconditional support, so whether the loss is sudden or not our world shifts and we can find ourselves feeling completely lost. Grief for a pet can be just as deep as a loss of any family member.

Having lost my only siblings, two brothers and a dear friend to lung cancer to name a few losses in my life, I saw the opportunity to reinvent myself and now feel very blessed supporting others in their grief.
I also offer online counselling sessions for clients unable to travel and I am available to accompany people with their pets to vet appointments during terminal diagnosis in the local area to Luddenham/Penrith.

Contact Vicky Nonas

Website & Social Links

Available for phone calls 10.00am - 8.00pm Mon - Fri, and Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm

Counsellor's Location

Luddenham/Western Sydney

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.