As well as being a dog trainer, I am also a qualified, accredited counsellor. My two professions intersect when people are struggling with their dog in ways that go beyond the practical. You may relate to some of the following statements:
My dog is fearful/reactive/troubled and I feel like I am letting them down.
My last dog died, I'd like a new dog but can't seem to bring myself to get one.
I don't know if I can give my dog the life they deserve, I'm thinking of rehoming my dog.
Living with my dog is unbearable, I'm not sure whether to have them put to sleep.
My dog brings up all kinds of difficult feelings for me and I don't know what to do with them.
I sometimes lose my temper with my dog and I feel terrible about it.
My dog is a source of conflict with my partner/family.
I worry about what people think about my dog/me.
Our relationships with our dogs are hugely important, and when things go wrong it can rock our worlds. Counselling is completely confidential and can give you a place to talk through what is going on with your dog, without judgement and find the best way forward for you and your dog.
I offer counselling sessions in Stafford and online.
Cost is on a sliding scale of £30-£45 for a 1 hour session.
Please contact me to book or for more information.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, fully insured and DBS checked.