Our Pet Bereavement Counselling Diploma 'Circle of Life' is intended to give those wishing to understand aspects of pet bereavement that are not taught alongside conventional counselling. It is primarily designed for those who have a counselling qualification that want to add pet bereavement to the list of speciality therapies they offer clients.
We welcome professional practitioners who want to understand the practical side of pet bereavement, for example the euthanasia process, aftercare, and memorial options. Unlike more conventional counselling, pet carers also seek support and guidance pre the death of their pet or to help them understand the euthanasia process.
Our course is written by Dawn Murray and is based on her 2 decades of first hand experience as a Pet Undertaker and a Pet Bereavement Counsellor.
Every student will have an assigned tutor for the duration of their course who can provide guidance and direction - and more importantly someone to talk to and discuss the students learning journey.
On completion of the course you will have the basic knowledge and understanding of what is required to support clients through pet bereavement.
The course consists of 5 modules which the student can study in their own time, at the end of each module the student will be asked to undertake a written assessment consisting of a number of questions, this is to show they have gained enough knowledge to proceed to the next module.
What will you learn?
Module 1 - The Human Animal Bond - this module covers the Human Animal Bond and why it is important as a Pet Bereavement Counsellor to understand this unique connection we have with our companion animals -
Module 2 - End of Life - this module covers what the pet carer needs to know at the end of their pets life, including the Euthanasia process -
Module 3 - Aftercare - this module will cover the more practical aspects to consider post the death of a pet -
Module 4 - Memorials - this module considers what a pet carer may do to memorialise their pet -
Module 5 - Ambiguous Loss - this module looks at the specific issues related to ambiguous loss and how the impact pet carers
Students will receive a Certificate from Living with Pet Bereavement on successful completion of the Diploma course. Our Diploma is not a counselling qualification, we address the term 'counsellor' as part of the course.
If you would like enrol on our Pet Bereavement Counselling Diploma course provided by Living with Pet Bereavement please select the option above to pay the full course fee of £149. The fee includes all printed course materials and access to a dedicated tutor for the duration of your course. On receipt of payment one of our staff will get in touch with further details about your course.
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.