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Pet Bereavement Counsellor Diploma Course

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The Pet Bereavement Counsellor Diploma Course has been created to help you fill a gap in the market of pet ownership related services. Pet bereavement counselling is under represented and this is something that, after studying this course, you can help to change. 

Grief is crippling, this is the case regardless of who we have lost. Whether it be a human or animal that is suddenly no longer within the family group, without careful understanding, grief can become years of depression. One episode of grief left misunderstood can literally ruin the life of the bereaved person.  

The role of pet bereavement counsellor is a vital part of caring for people and animals. It is a skill that can be added to an already thriving pet care role or an entire functioning business can be built around this type of counselling. 

The course will aid you to understand how to work with your clients by understanding the process of grief. It will also aid you to carry out practical therapy processes. 

The lessons learned here will enable you to build a business, or add an extra service to your current role, based upon helping people to cope with the loss of their beloved animal friends. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Pet Bereavement Counsellor Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.


This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.




Unit 1 People and Animals

  • The Science
  • Dogs and Their Caregivers
  • Cats and Their People
  • Society and Animal Grief
  • Poem - Just A Dog
  • Unit 1 Exercise


Unit 2 The Stages of Grief

  • Tradition Grief Interpretation
  • Grief in 7 Stages
  • Ellie’s Story
  • Taylor’s Story
  • Euthanasia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Traumatic Grief
  • Poem - The Last Battle
  • Unit 2 Exercise


Unit 3 How Your Clients Feel

  • Symptoms
  • How Long Does Grief Last?
  • Why Are the Feelings So Painful?
  • Your Essential Skills
  • Developing Trust
  • Empathy
  • Listening and Language
  • Prose - Dogs Never Die
  • Unit 3 Exercise


Unit 4 Immediate Help

  • Event Processing
  • Physical Care
  • The Importance of Breath
  • Mindfulness and Grief
  • Everyday Mindfulness
  • Healing Not Distraction
  • Poem - I Walk With You
  • Unit 4 Exercise


Unit 5 Healing with Therapy

  • Egan - Skilled Helper
  • Healing Process
  • Developing Trust
  • Exploration
  • Goal Setting
  • Empowering
  • Therapy Conclusion
  • Therapy Ethics
  • Poem - To Love Again
  • Unit 5 Exercise


Unit 6 Therapy Tools

  • Create to Heal
  • Collage
  • Memorial
  • Rituals
  • Spoken or Written Memoirs
  • Putting Things Away
  • Another Animal
  • Poem – The Legacy
  • Unit 6 Exercise


Unit 7 Grief Disorders

  • Initial Assessment
  • The Trauma Survivors Network
  • Risk Factors for Complications of Grief
  • Grief and Depression
  • Self-Medicating
  • Further Models
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Case Example
  • Poem- The Rainbow Bridge
  • Unit 7 Exercise


Unit 8 Your Business

  • Your Plan
  • Marketing
  • Providing Your Service
  • Your Accounts – The Tedious Stuff
  • Poem – We Have A Secret
  • Unit 8 Exercise

 References and Further Reading

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

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Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.