Course descriptionAre you providing Gold Standard Bereavement Support for your Clients? Learn how to provide more proactive compassionate care, gaining a deeper understanding of the bereavement stages and how to better support your clients at a difficult time.
My name is Carrie Ball and I am a Pet Bereavement Counsellor.
In 2001 I completed the diploma of companion animal bereavment counselling. Since then I have achieved a Level 3 certificate in Pet bereavement and a diploma in counselling skills. I am also a Level 2 Veterinary Care Assistant and i started working in veterinary practice in 1999.
I have seen many pets come and go. The expected and the unexpected losses, the horrific accidents and terminally ill patients. I decided after witnessing my first euthanasia, that I never wanted anyone to feel so sad, lost and abandoned again.
The loss of a pet, no matter how big or small is like losing a relative or a close friend. It can be a very lonely time, and I aim to be the person that 'gets it' and truly understands.
I wrote an open letter to that first Dog. 'Dear Little Brown Dog' and can be found on Wordpress, by my company, Carrie Ball, Pet Bereavement Counselling. Do take a look, it was written from the heart and was the reason why I became a Pet Bereavement Counsellor.
I want to help you to help and fully support your clients. All too often veterinary clients are sent away with bare minimum of support, and I aim to change that.