Companion Animal Loss Listening Line
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Coping with your loss

To be able to talk with someone that cares and truly understands is so important when the pain of losing a pet strikes.

The reasons for loss may vary but they can all result in the devastation of overwhelming grief. I offer support and counselling for all types of loss, not just bereavement, including missing and stolen pets or owners who have become separated from pets in the wake of a divorce or breakdown of a relationship. I also offer support for those caring for pets who are under a vet’s care, or looking after for terminally ill pets.

Sometimes the hardest thing can be just asking for help or seeking out someone who will understand your loss. Often those around us, however well meaning their intentions cannot understand the immense feelings of grief and pain caused by the loss of a companion animal however small, big or even scaly. People often battle with feelings of embarrassment at displaying their grief, hiding it away, or remaining afraid of the reactions of others.  |  0115 840 0202