Associations we belong to:


    The ACA is a major recognition board throughout Australia. Counsellors of the association, holding Level 1 membership or higher, are held to the highest ethical procedures, holding education suitable for attending to clients in their chosen areas from recognised, audited and specific training institutes. Members must, by guidelines, maintain 25+ hours of Ongoing Professional Development and 10 hours of Supervision per year. Counsellors are also held accountable in many practice-based procedures including use of counselling modalities, fees and fairness, equal opportunity and non-discriminatory care, mandatory reporting, and many other issues that counsellors should be monitored in.




    The South Australian Professional Counselling Association are the South Australian version of the Australian Counselling Association, also requiring members to be graduated from recognised training facilities, and adhere to OPD regimes and self-improvement tasks. SAPCA also run OPD events, including the Annual conference, where professional speakers are invited to present data on their area of expertise.




Pet Services We Support:

     While we are a self-referral service open to the public, we dedicate our time to the clients of the following organisations and businesses, tirelessly and with the greatest regard.



   Pets At Peace was created by Craig Mitchell, who discovered that pet cremations, at the time, were only done in bulk lots, meaning owners got ashes from multiple pets. He worked to establish the first dedicated pet crematorium that offered individual ashes. They service most of New South Wales, including the Blue Mountains, Newcastle, the Central Coast, Orange, Bathhurst and Dubbo.





    Faithful Friends is a family-operated, caring, considerate cremation and burial service in Queensland, giving owners a choice on how they wish to send off their fur/scale/feather children. Plots can also be reserved for family areas so pets who grew up together can rest together.





    Pet Universe are a trusted Vetrinarian practice in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. They offer a wide range of services including pet grooming, puppy playschool, medical care, and free puppy and kitten health checks. Great care for their animal clients, and thoughtful offers for their owners.


    Cedardale Park Pet Crematorium offers personalised, individual pet cremations.They are a small family business in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, offering discreet services in and around Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, Cabarita, Pottsville, and Kyogle.



    Newcastle and Hunter Pet Crematorium are a family-operated business established in 1985. They service the Newcastle, Central Coast and Hunter Valley region. They offer both casket and urn services.



   Perth Pet Cremations offer both Cremation and Funeral services.They offer a thorough goodbye service, including time in the Rainbow Bridge Chapel, where family members can view, pat and hold their pet after they have been prepped for display. They also welcome pet toys and items to be packed with them on their next journey.




    Lort Smith is a not-for-profit animal hospital with over 60 vets and 80 nurses working within. Their hospital has over 11 areas, including Exotic and Native Wildlife Unit and the Adoption Centre, which helps provide shelter, adoption and fostering services to homeless animals. They provide loving care, including services for saying farewell to your loved ones, including personal care from their chaplain, Adele Mapperson, who guides clients through their hard times including some follow-up care. 





Additional resources we support:



    Pet Loss Support Pages offers information and a directory of counsellors and support groups worldwide for those who have lost animals. The website seeks to educate the bereaved on their reactions and needs at such a difficult time.


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Before you get a dog, you can't quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can't imagine living any other way. -- Caroline Knapp, author.

Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone. -- Martina Navratilova

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom. -- Rumi

Those that won't be counseled can't be helped. -- Benjamin Franklin

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -- Mahatma Gandhi

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