8 Sep 2017
 Australia pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

Australia pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

Sadness and grief are not limited to certain types of loss. There are many people who are closely bonded with their pets and find themselves grieving over the loss of a well-loved dog, cat, horse, bird, or other companion animal. Thankfully, Australia has counselors and support groups to support you through this difficult time.


For hotline numbers to call now, visit the pet grief hotline resources page.


Australia Pet Grief Therapists

Absent Companion and Adversity Wellbeing Services: S. Lori Bowyer

Phone: 618-8121-5775

Email: info@acaws.info

Website: http://www.acaws.info

Notes: Free, quality counselling. Phone/Skype


Nadine Hamilton, Positive Psych Solutions

Suite 7B, 5 Cottonwood Place

Oxenford Queensland 4210 

Phone: 07-5502-6529

Website: https://www.positivepsychsolutions.com.au/


Lesley Loughnan

Eastern Suburbs of Sydney New South Wales 

Phone: 043-864-8380

Email: lesleylou@bigpond.com

Website: https://easterncounselling.com.au


Madonna Hooper

Townsville Queensland 

Email: madonnahooper@yahoo.com.au

Notes: Face to face, phone, instant messaging, email counselling 


Tabatha Lane

200 Riley Street, Surrey Hills

Sydney New South Wales 

Phone: 040-646-3717

Email: Help@mindfulcaringcounselling.com.au

Notes: Skype Counselling Consultations is also offered.. In terms of Hours of taking calls to make appointments, calls are taken between 10.30 am to 11.30 am then again from 6pm through to 10pm


Susan Wall

161-179 Old Maryborough Road 

Hervey Bay Queensland 465 

Phone: 0408 555 089

Email: susan@thepetgriefcounsellor.com.au

Website: https://thepetgriefcounsellor.com.au


Sajee Wijesena

Oakleigh South

Melbourne Victoria 3167 

Phone: 0432 200 354

Email: w.sajee@gmail.com


Cynthia Haworth

School Road, White Rock

Queensland 4306 

Phone: 0409 005 766

Email: barrieandcindy@bigpond.com


Dinah Stern-Spiter


Phone: 0-419-668-614

Email: d.spits14@gmail.com


Renee Magri

Greigs Road, Mount Cottrell

Melbourne Victoria 3024 

Phone: 0412 631627

Email: fimhpetlosscounselling@gmail.com

Website: https://www.foreverinmyheartpetlosscounselling.com.au


Karen Jaques

New South Wales 

Phone:  0450 482 321

Email: kja02001@bigpond.net.au


Tracey Woods

Western Australia 

Phone: 0410-411-714

Email: Pet.eden.grm@gmail.com

Website: https://www.peteden.com.au

Notes: Pet Loss and Grief Support Group are also scheduled, check the website for details.


David Foote

Brisbane New South Wales 

Phone:  0425 281 424

Email: david@davidfoote.com.au

Website: http://www.davidfoote.com.au


Vicky Nonas

New South Wales 

Phone: 0401 809 666

Email: support@bymyside.net.au

Website: https://www.bymyside.net.au

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


Diane Cooper

New South Wales 

Phone: 1300 661 606

Email: admin@heretohelptherapy.com.au

Website: http://heretohelptherapy.com.au

Notes: Availability: 9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday


Penny Carroll

Perth Western Australia 

Phone: 0419 709 437

Email: the.penny.carroll@gmail.com


University of Queensland Psychology Clinic Program for Grief Support

Sunshine Coast


Phone: 1800 368 783

Email: info@sunsetvets.com.au

Website: https://sunsetvets.com.au/services/counselling/

Notes: This is a referral based program that supports clients with up to 90mins of one-on-one support, as well as access to further subsidised consultations through the Clinic if additional follow up care is required.

If you would like to apply for this support, please contact the Sunset Office


Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement Counselling and Support Service

253 Wellington Road

Mulgrave Victoria 

Phone: 0-392-652-100

Website: http://www.grief.org.au

Notes: The service offers face-to-face bereavement counselling most of which is office-based, as well as bereavement support programs such as support groups, information resources and remembrance events.


Bianca Lavorgna 

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement Counselling and Support Service

253 Wellington Road

Mulgrave Victoria 

Phone: 0-392-652-100

Website: http://www.grief.org.au


Jackie Tarabay

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement Counselling and Support Service

253 Wellington Road

Mulgrave Victoria 

Phone: 0-392-652-100

Website: http://www.grief.org.au


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Australia Pet Loss Support Group 

Passing Paws Pet Cremations

2/26 Greenwich Parade, Neerabup

Perth Western Australia 6031 

Contact phone: 08-9306-2736

Contact email: support@passingpaws.com.au

Website: http://www.passingpaws.com.au. 

Notes: Empathy Sessions are scheduled at locations across Perth once a month. Like us on Facebook to see updates on when are where the next Empathy Session is.  Register your interest at news@passingpaws.com.au


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Australia Pet Loss Support Hotlines

Absent Companion and Adversity Wellbeing Services (ACAWS)

South Australia Adelaide 

Website: http://acaws.info 

Local hotline: 088-121-5775

Availability: Appointments can be made 9.30am – 9.30pm Saturday – Thursday. 

Notes: Sessions are free of charge, although you carrier’s local call charges apply within South Australia and mobile and long-distance charges will be based on your landline plans.

A counsellor will call you back to offer completely free service, including interstate and rural callers. Alternatively, Skype to Skype calls can be arranged also.

International clients: We can arrange Skype-to-Skype counselling for most clients, meaning free calling. Please email us for more information.

Email also at info@acaws.info


Beyond Blue

Website: https://www.beyondblue.org.au 

Local hotline: 1-300-224-636


Pet Rest Grief Line

Local hotline: 03-9596-7799


Pets and People, Pet Loss and Grief Support and Counselling


Availability: http://petsandpeople.com.au



If you’re in the know about additional pet loss support hotlines in Australia, we want to know. Please send the info through our Facebook page so that others can find them too.


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