Grief Works

Julia Samuel

Is it strange to admit that this book was a joy to read in a way? If, like me, you are keen to understand more the experiences of those who have lived through the death of someone close, this secular book will prove an insightful read.

The author has 30 years of experience in bereavement counselling and writes with great care and compassion.

You can find podcasts and resources cited within the book at

Grief Works

About the author

Julia Samuel MBE is a psychotherapist who has spent the last thirty 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 she worked to launch and establish Child Bereavement UK as its Founder Patron, where she played a central role 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 three books: Grief Works, This Too Shall Pass, and Every Family Has A Story.