55 min

Julia Samuel sits in the therapy chair and shares the challenges she has faced Therapy Works

    • Mental Health

Welcome back to Season 3 of Therapy Works! To mark the publication of the paperback of my book Every Family Has a Story, we decided to do a role reversal and I invited the fantastic comedian and podcaster Cariad Loyd to put me in the therapy chair.

Can I just say being interviewed is not my happy place! Although I did love this conversation, as I ended up being very open, I laughed, cried and said things I have never said publicly before. 

The topics we covered:


We discussed my mother being an alcoholic and how that led to me becoming a psychotherapist. 

The complexity of our relationships, that people often want to label them as good or bad, and how relationships are full of contradictions: love, hate, fury, gratitude, compassion 

How I changed through my training as a therapist, and the moment I allowed myself to surrender to the profound love I felt for my children. 

How I wanted to 'love my children into being' as opposed to love being like work at times.

My ambivalent relationship with attention – wanting it and feeling ashamed for wanting it. 

Emily and Sophie touch on the importance of stories in families and how helpful it has been hearing me share these experiences. 


If you want to know me better, and hear how I see myself, my children and my attitude towards my work then you will hear it all in this episode. 

This is terrifying for me to release. Just saying… but I hope you all enjoy!

Please buy the paperback of Every Family Has A Story: https://amzn.eu/d/56Bpppd

Find Julia:
Julia’s Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk/
Julia’s Instagram: @juliasamuelmbe
Grief Works app: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/grief-works-self-care-love/id1558867513

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Produced by Georgie Rutherford
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Welcome back to Season 3 of Therapy Works! To mark the publication of the paperback of my book Every Family Has a Story, we decided to do a role reversal and I invited the fantastic comedian and podcaster Cariad Loyd to put me in the therapy chair.

Can I just say being interviewed is not my happy place! Although I did love this conversation, as I ended up being very open, I laughed, cried and said things I have never said publicly before. 

The topics we covered:


We discussed my mother being an alcoholic and how that led to me becoming a psychotherapist. 

The complexity of our relationships, that people often want to label them as good or bad, and how relationships are full of contradictions: love, hate, fury, gratitude, compassion 

How I changed through my training as a therapist, and the moment I allowed myself to surrender to the profound love I felt for my children. 

How I wanted to 'love my children into being' as opposed to love being like work at times.

My ambivalent relationship with attention – wanting it and feeling ashamed for wanting it. 

Emily and Sophie touch on the importance of stories in families and how helpful it has been hearing me share these experiences. 


If you want to know me better, and hear how I see myself, my children and my attitude towards my work then you will hear it all in this episode. 

This is terrifying for me to release. Just saying… but I hope you all enjoy!

Please buy the paperback of Every Family Has A Story: https://amzn.eu/d/56Bpppd

Find Julia:
Julia’s Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk/
Julia’s Instagram: @juliasamuelmbe
Grief Works app: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/grief-works-self-care-love/id1558867513

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Produced by Georgie Rutherford
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55 min