This is a must have reference book for anyone who supports or counsels others through pet bereavement. Due to demand from fellow counsellors, veterinary staff, psychologists and pet carers Dawn Murray has shared her experience, knowledge and understanding of pet bereavement. This is one of the most comprehensive books ever written about pet bereavement counselling, covering the broad range of topics related to pet loss that pet bereavement counsellors will encounter in the course of their work.
As a born animal lover and an author who's written widely about animals at war, and the way in which their very presence serves to comfort soldiers in extremis, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. The loss of a much loved pet - or military working dog - can be devastating. Dawn's book does much to help those in need.
Damien Lewis, number one bestselling author
With over two decades of experience supporting pet carers pre, during and post the loss of their much loved pets, Dawn Murray is one of the UK's leading pet loss support provider and pet bereavement counsellor.
Dawn is a tireless campaigner, highlighting pet bereavement and ambiguous loss and raising awareness of the help available to pet carers, she is also adamant that any help she provides will be free of charge. In recognition for her work Dawn was awarded a Points of Light Award in 2021 and in 2023 she was selected to be honoured with The British Citizen Award for Services to Healthcare after being nominated and recommended in recognition of her work.
Living with Pet Bereavement provides a number of CPD accredited courses including a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Pet Bereavement Counselling - All our courses are designed for those wanting to know more about the various topics included within Pet Bereavement Counselling.
Our courses have been written by pet bereavement specialists with years of experience in the subject.
Every one of our students is provided with a tutor who will work with them and support them through their learning journey.
Surviving Pet Loss, is a self-help guide, written by Dawn Murray, for those affected by pet bereavement. Grieving over a much loved pet can be a long and often lonely experience. This book will help you identify those overwhelming emotions and look at ways to help you through the grieving process and adjust to a ‘new’ life without your pet.
K9 Magazine says ''Dawn Murray has some wise words for anyone going through the trauma of pet loss and this is a book that will provide a lot of comfort for people at a time when they will most certainly need it.”
Dawns book is available to purchase from our shop, and is also available on Amazon (both paperback and kindle versions) with all profits going to animal charities.
Living with Pet Bereavement has a very active online support group on Facebook - come visit, join and give us a like!
Grieving for or preparing for the loss of a pet can be a difficult time, we offer a range of pet bereavement support services for pet carers pre, during and post the loss of their pet, ranging from face to face support, telephone / zoom support and much more.
On June 12th 2023 it was announced that Dawn had been selected to be honoured with The British Citizen Award for Services to Healthcare after being nominated and recommended in recognition for her work promoting pet bereavement counselling services and offering free bereavement counselling for over 20 years.
Dawn was presented with her BCA medal in a service at the Palace of Westminster on the 29th of June 2023.
Raising awareness of the impact Pet Bereavement has on animal lovers is so important and where better for our founder, Dawn Murray, to highlight their plight than at No. 10 Downing Street.
Points of Light is run by the UK government and recognises outstanding individual volunteers, those making a real difference in their community or field. In August 2021 we were delighted when Dawn was given a Points of Light award in recognition of the support she gives free of charge every year to hundreds of families suffering pet loss.
Dawn Murray speaks with award winning pod caster, Anna Web, about Pet Bereavement and her new book 'An Introduction to Pet Bereavement Counselling'
We are very pleased to announce the Living with Pet Bereavement has won the Pet Bereavement Specialist of the Year Award for the third year running - 2021 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 and 2023 - 2024 - awarded by Prestige Awards!
Living with Pet Bereavement launched the 'Ray of Hope Appeal' in 2010 with the aim of raising funds for various animal welfare charities or organisations.
To date we've raised thousands of pounds for many different animal related causes. You can read more about the appeal and our latest fundraising campaigns on the Ray of Hope page on this site.
If you would like to donate your support and contributions will enable us to continue to support these worthy causes.
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Dawn Murray's new book 'An Introduction to Pet Bereavement Counselling' is now available to buy on Amazon. This is a must have reference book for anyone who supports or counsels others through pet bereavement.