Pet Bereavement Group Therapy

Process pet loss in a safe space with other pet lovers who are on the same journey in Ireland’s Pet Bereavement Support Group

This group will be up to 10 participants and will consist of people who are struggling to come through the loss of their beloved pet.

Each session will be anchored in person-centered therapy and as a support group, each member will be a great support to each other’s healing process, allowing the space to share grief, loss, guilt, and shame, with an overall aim to help each other come to terms with their loss and move forward in life bringing the love of their pet with them.

This support group is led by counsellor and psychotherapist Kevin Smith who works from a humanistic perspective with a person-centered ethos.

How does it work?

* The sessions will be online so everyone can do them from the comfort of their home. All participants will need access to Zoom (links will be provided no more than 24 hours before the session).

* There will be 8 sessions. This Journey will take place every Monday evening from 30th Jan until 20th March 2023 at 19:00 Irish Time, duration of the sessions is approx. 90 mins. If you are interested you will need to commit to the eight sessions.

* Once you signed up, we will be in touch with you to confirm all the details.

* The cost for each of the sessions is €20 per week. You can pay weekly or make a one-time payment of €160

To participate in our next Group Therapy session, please register your interest below. Kevin will contact you for a free assessment if group therapy is a good option for you.

About the Counsellor

Kevin is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. He works from a humanistic perspective with a person-centered ethos. He uses reality therapy in his practice and integrate this approach with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy.

He has done extensive research on “Using creative media with Adults” and further research on the impact of loss through Pet Bereavement.

Please see his blog and website for other areas of research that he has undertaken. He has worked with many clients across a variety concerns.

He believes in each of his clients and their abilities to become the best of who they are, he works in a collaborative space with clients to facilitate them to be successful in their own lives.