Julia Samuel is a psychotherapist who has spent the last 30 years working with bereaved families. She has worked both in private practice, and in the NHS at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, where she pioneered the role of maternity and paediatric psychotherapist.

In 1994, Julia established and launched Child Bereavement UK, as its founding Patron, and she played a central role in its development, until September 2019.

Julia was awarded an MBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list, for services to bereaved children. She is the author of two books: Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass.