Thank you for visiting Paw Hearts Pet Bereavement.
I just wanted to take the opportunity to explain who I am, and how my journey has led to me offering the services I do:
My whole journey into Counselling began some 7 years ago when the day that every pet owner comes to dread, the time to put my loving, loyal companion to rest.
I was utterly devastated by my feelings of loss, grief and sadness when our bond was broken by Alfie growing his wings and crossing the Rainbow Bridge.
I looked for a pet bereavement counsellor. I wanted to find someone who understood the depth of feeling I had for my boy, that felt important to me.
I didn’t want anyone to think ‘it’s just a dog!’ I couldn’t cope with the prospect of having those feelings of doubt on top of the incredibly painful feelings that I had never experienced before.
When I couldn’t access the help I was looking for, I wondered whether I could start the journey offering to others what I had been so desperate to find.
I understand the deep attachment we have for our companion animals; I have experienced it and I now have the professional qualifications to be there for you when you are struggling in the way I was all those years ago.
I am here for you.
I can offer a safe space for you to explore all your feelings connected to the grief you are feeling following your loss. I am non-judgemental, I have enormous empathy and I am passionate about being able to offer this service to anyone who needs to access it.