Hi, My Name is Tracey and I have been a Vet Nurse for over 20 years. I have been challenged with losing my own pets and the fur children of many valued clients over the years.
I hope to provide you with support and guidance to make the sorrow of losing your beloved pet a little less painful.
Perth born and bred, I have spent most of my career in small animal hospitals, and emergency clinics such as Balcatta Vet and Murdoch Pet Emergency. I have been an active member of the VNCA (Veterinary Nurse Council of Australia) since I started nursing and love continuing education.
During my studies, I came across the Grief Recovery Method, an American group that has been helping people actually Recover from Grief for over 30 years. This method helped me personally, shedding 11 years of painful memories and loss from when my father died of cancer.
Grief is the price we pay for love.
Penny Carroll has worked as an educator and counsellor for more than 20 years.
Pets have always been a part of Penny’s life. Her work as a grief counsellor had lead her into the area of companion pet loss counselling.
Currently working as a lecturer and counsellor, Penny Caroll has broad experience with both adults and children. In previous positions as teacher, in pastoral care and as school counsellor, much of her work has been in the area of loss and grief.
“I understand the many dimensions of pet loss, through both professional and personal experience. As an animal lover, animals have always been part of my life growing up and with my own children and grandchildren. I have a deep respect for all life, human and animal and for the human-animal bond that exists for many people.
I am a member of the Australian Guidance & Counselling Association, the Australian Counselling Association and the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement.
I am available for counselling at a number of venues in Perth and may be available for home visits when time permits.
I have developed a workbook to assist people in an ongoing way to understand grief, to look at and acknowledge their loss and also find ways to remember their beloved companion.”