Cat Behaviour Consultations

Cats are fascinating and mysterious creatures, which is why I chose to learn as much as possible about them. When they experience behaviour problems, it can be very stressful for everyone in the household.


I specialise in helping to resolve cat behaviour problems by combining intuition with scientific and practical knowledge and I only ever use kind, force-free methods. 


My consultations help cats and their humans to better understand each other and empower them to feel confident in communicating more effectively so that they can live a more harmonious and enjoyable life together.


I am also qualified and experienced in dog behaviour, which enables me to help cats and dogs in the same household to get along and promote force-free dog training on social media. Please get in touch if you need help with a dog behaviour problem.


These are some of the cat behaviour problems and other issues with which I may be able to assist:


Toileting issues

Spraying indoors

Nervousness

Destructive behaviour

Self-harming

Tension in multi-cat or multi-species households

Aggression towards humans or other animals

Obsessive behaviour

Fears and phobias

Senior and rescue cats

Chronic conditions/illnesses

Cats with disabilities

Physical and/or emotional trauma

Grief (animals and humans)

Plus many more...


My cat behaviour consultation service is available within 15 miles of Swadlincote, South Derbyshire or remotely via email or telephone for less complex cases. 


Please note that a veterinary check-up is usually required prior to a consultation taking place to rule out any medical issues or make me aware of how they may be affecting a cat's behaviour.


I also offer cat sitting servicesanimal communication and Reiki for animals to help my clients and their animal companions. 


Please see the information below or contact me to find out more.


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Consultation Options and Prices

I offer a range of options to help to resolve cat behaviour problems, both in-person and remotely. These will vary, depending on the nature of the problem. 


My cat behaviour services range from £35 for basic behavioural advice to £75-95 for a remote consultation and £95-120 for an in-person consultation within 20 miles of Swadlincote, South Derbyshire. Please see the details below:


In-person Consultations


My initial assessment over the telephone or email/messenger is free. At this stage, I ask for an overview of the feline behaviour problem and if I feel that I am able to help, I send out a detailed questionnaire to be filled in and returned to me via email. 


This enables me to assess whether or not a full consultation is needed and the level of depth required. A mutually convenient date and time for our cat behaviour consultation can then be arranged.


In-person cat behaviour consultations cost £95-120, depending on the complexity of the issue, within five miles of Swadlincote, South Derbyshire. A mileage charge of £0.45 per mile is added on for clients up to 20 miles away.


My in-person consultations last for around 1.5-2 hours and include a full behavioural assessment, advice and guidance if the problem is not too complex. I glean as much information as I can from the consultation then provide a written Behaviour Modification plan within 7-10 days.


For more complicated problems, the consultation process may need to be carried out in stages. 


Follow-up meetings are charged at a rate of £50 each if not included in the original quotation. A mileage charge of £0.45 per mile is added for clients 5-20 miles away from Swadlincote.


In all cases, support and guidance via telephone and email is included for up to six months after the initial consultation. 


Remote Consultations


Remote consultations via email or telephone may be available to UK residents for less complex cases. My charges for these are structured as follows:


Telephone consultation of up to 40 minutes for general advice is £35 (by appointment only).


Remote consultations for more in-depth cases cost between £75-95, depending on the complexity of the case. I first of all ask for a questionnaire to be completed via email so that I can assess whether or not a remote consultation is viable and provide a quotation appropriate for the level of work required.


Remote consultations of the more complex type are mostly carried out using email so that focussed questions can be asked and details confirmed in writing. Contact may also be required on the telephone or messenger in some cases. 


There is also a lot of useful information in my book, 'Power Of The Purr' which I recommend to all of my cat behaviour clients.


Please click on the 'contact' button at the bottom of this page to get in touch about my services.


Pet Insurance Cover


It may be possible to claim for my charges via your pet's insurance policy if they have been referred by a vet.


Please contact your cat's insurer to find out if they will cover my fees. Details of my professional membership are at the end of this page.


My Approach

My approach is caring, supportive and non-judgemental. I aim to restore harmony in each household and examine every aspect of each case to glean a full picture of the behaviour problem.


I only use force-free methods based on positive reinforcement and the natural inclinations of each cat. Force-free methods have their basis in science and compassion and do NOT involve any force, fear, pain, intimidation or discomfort for animals.


I do not believe in pack theory, dominance or trying to be the ‘Alpha’ in the relationship between animals and humans. A loving relationship built on trust is the strongest possible foundation when working with animals.


Not every case is easy to resolve and may take a great deal of time and commitment on the part of the cat's human family. I always offer lots of support and guidance.


I have written three books that are full of information about animal behaviour and communicating with them on every level. Please also visit my 'About Me' page to find out more about my life and love of animals.


I am an ICAN Certified Animal Behaviourist, Associate Certified Cat Behaviour Consultant with the IAABC, Accredited Animal Behaviourist with the ABTC, the UK Reiki Federation and have run my own pet sitting business since 2011.


Please click on the 'contact' button below to get in touch and find out how I may be able to help.

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