Carrie Ball Pet Bereavement Counselling

A service as individual as your grief


I'm Carrie, I qualified in 2001 as a Pet Bereavement Counsellor.

I qualified in 2012 as a Veterinary Care Assistant.

I have worked in veterinary practice from 1999-2016 and have been present for many a loss, some expected and many not.

I want to help you, using my years of experience from the other side of the table. Let me help to reassure you, listen to you and help you untangle the grief.

I help you to see things in a different way, to get another viewpoint. I help people to reconcile any guilt. To find ways to channel feelings and develop coping mechanisms that will help now and in the longer term.

I listen without judgement, there is no place for feeling ashamed of the pain you feel.

I am here because I know what it is like to love and lose family that isn't human. I've seen people struggle alone all because there are those who try to tell us that a pet is not worthy of grieving over.

Well, your loss is valid, the grief is real, and there is support.

Carrie Ball VCA, ACC Dip PBC,Cert Pet Beeavement BC

How my Pet Bereavement Counselling service works.

In my 18 years of experience as a Pet Bereavement Counsellor, I know that grief is complicated, it takes energy and time. I give my clients time to talk about their grief, and together we work through it.

Usually, an hourly session is taken and clients have the chance to speak about their situation and receive support and advice. 

However, from a professional point of view, an hour is only long enough to start to unravel the feelings and sticking points we deal with when grieving. That is why you have the option to book 3 sessions so we can:

1. Open up and explain the areas you are struggling with.

2. Work through the grief and learn ways to cope with it in the longer term.

3. Begin to end the professional relationship knowing you are in a better frame of mind and are confidently moving forward with the tips and support gained.


You can book a one-off session and in my experience, my clients need more than one. 

You can book a 3 session block and go from there.

You can book a one-off session with the option of 2 15 minute support calls for £10 each. 


There is support here, but are you ready to receive it?

18 years of experience both professional and personal. 

A service as individual as your grief.  

When we lose a pet (family member, confidante, supporter) we may feel many things. But you should never feel alone.

Your loss is as unique as you are. This isn't one size fits all. Because there is no one size fits all. I tailor the support to suit you and your needs. I cater to you and what you need to help you heal.

Feeling guilty? I can help.

Feeling lost? I can help.

Feeling like you will never get through this? I can help.


I am here to stand by your side and walk through this with you.

You don't get over grief, you get through it.

Don't struggle, don't go through it alone. Let me help you.



Appointments are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays and other days subject to prior advance booking and notice.

Prices available on request.



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When the time comes you may want to let your pet go at home. where they feel safe and secure. You may be unsure about whether the time is right, unsure about how the  appointmnent will go, so many questions that you need answers to.

Contact Cloud 9 vets, for professional, caring and truly compassionate advice and support. The vets will spend some time with you before and  after allowing you to ask any questions, and go ahead when you are ready.

When the time comes your pet will be treated with respect and care and love.

A dignified passing, in the comfort of your home.

Cloud 9 vets, highly recommended.



A fantastic company offering unique gifts as a tribute to  a beloved pet

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Beautiful certificate and presentation.