Julia is a leading UK psychotherapist. At St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, she established the post of psychotherapist for Paediatrics, where her role for 25 years involved seeing families who have children or babies who die, and where she trained and supported the staff.

In 1994 she worked to help launch and establish Child Bereavement UK and as the Founder Patron was involved and in many aspects of the charities work, having a key role in fundraising, strategy and training. She has stepped back from active involvement now.

In 2016 Julia was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to bereaved children and in 2017 Middlesex University awarded her an Honorary Doctorate.

In 2017 Julia published Grief Works which was a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK and has been published in 17 countries. In March 2020 she published This Too Shall Pass: stories of Change Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings and is also a Sunday Times bestseller.

In 2021 Julia produced a 5* rated app for those who grieve, Grief Works – a 28 day course to soothe your pain, build your strength and heal.

She also has a private practice where she sees families and individuals for many different issues.



Sat 25th Feb - 8:00 pm

Cariad Lloyd + Julia Samuel in Conversation

Sat 3rd Dec - 12:00 pm

Julia + Amber: Coping with Grief during the Holidays (LIVE)

Sat 3rd Dec - 9:00 am

The Secrets + Lies We Leave Behind with Julia Samuel

Sat 3rd Dec - 9:00 am

Grieving Complicated Relationships

Sat 3rd Dec - 9:00 am

Every Family Has a Story: Julia Samuel Virtual Book Launch

Sat 3rd Dec - 9:00 am

Ruby Wax in Conversation with Julia Samuel

Sat 29th Oct - 9:00 am

Grief + Memory with Julia Samuel (LIVE EVENT)

Sat 29th Oct - 11:00 am

My Endless Love: Continuing Bonds + Relationships That Endure (LIVE EVENT)

Thu 15th Sep - 6:00 pm

Collective Grief with Julia Samuel MBE

Fri 6th May - 12:00 pm

These Four Walls: Grief in The Pandemic – Premiere

Mon 2nd May - 12:00 pm

Children, Grief + Creativity

Sun 31st Oct - 10:15 am

Kathryn Mannix on How to Have Life Changing Conversations

Sat 30th Oct - 11:30 am

Seeing Red: The Role of Anger in Grief with Julia Samuel

We're all going to die, and that's OK
Sun 31st Oct - 12:45 pm

The Dead Parent Club with Julia Samuel

Sat 30th Oct - 9:00 am

Am I Grieving Right?

Sat 30th Oct - 12:45 pm

The Loneliness of Grief

Thu 1st Jan -

Julia Samuel: When the Worst Happens – Coping with Grief + Crisis

Thu 1st Jan -

Michael Rosen + Julia Samuel in Conversation

Thu 9th Sep - 7:00 pm

Pillar 4 – Time

Thu 23rd Sep - 7:00 pm

Pillar 5 – Mind + Body

Thu 7th Oct - 7:00 pm

Pillars 6 + 7 – Limits + Structure

Thu 21st Oct - 7:00 pm

Pillar 8 – Focusing

Thu 4th Nov - 7:00 pm

Pillar 9 – Integration (4 November)

Tue 22nd Jun - 7:00 pm

Pillar 1 – Relationships with Others (Including Those Who Have Died) 22 June

Wed 7th Jul - 7:00 pm

Pillar 2 – Your Relationship with Yourself

Tue 20th Jul - 7:00 pm

Pillar 3 – Ways to Express Emotion

Thu 1st Jan -

Julia Samuel on The Guilt Monster: Grief’s Complicated Sidekick

Thu 1st Jan -

Finding Hope + Meaning Beyond Covid-19

Thu 1st Jan -

Julia Samuel: Grief After a Sudden Death

Thu 1st Jan -

Julia Samuel: Creative Psychotherapy Tools for Grief

Thu 1st Jan -

Julia Samuel on The Death of a Parent

Thu 1st Jan -

Julia Samuel on the Death of a Sibling

Thu 1st Jan -

Julia Samuel on the Death of a Life Partner

Finding a Language for Grief, image of Josh
Thu 1st Jan -

Julia Samuel on the Death of a Child