Meet Dawn Murray, founder of Living with Pet Bereavement
Following 20 years experience in Front of House management, including a number of years as a Senior Purser in the merchant navy, in 2002 Dawn made a life changing decision and trained as a Pet Bereavement Counsellor.
On completion of her diploma (with Distinction) in Pet Bereavement Counselling, Dawn embarked upon her new career as a Pet Undertaker. Her company, 'The Pet Undertaker', was unrivalled in Scotland and she supported hundreds of families through the loss of their beloved pets. Dawn's reputation as the number one Pet Bereavement Support Counsellor soon spread throughout the UK and in 2007 the BBC filmed a documentary about her work. Recognised as an expert in her field, Dawn is often asked to participate in live radio and television programmes.
Unfortunately, an accident in 2012, in which Dawn sustained damage to her ribs and spine meant she could no longer continue her work as a Pet Undertaker. Not being one to rest on her laurels Dawn took this opportunity to concentrate full time on Pet Bereavement Support. In addition to still helping those experiencing pet loss, drawing on her experience of providing bereavement support Dawn developed an open learning course (accredited through One Awards) and in 2014 her book on Pet Bereavement support was published.