Julia Segal is a counsellor for people with physical illnesses and disabilities in London, UK

Publications list.

Julia Segal, MA

Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Updated: 10 November 2011



Currently in preparation:

Julia Segal; The Trouble with Illness. Book about the problems illnesses can cause in relationships.



Segal, Julia 1992. 2nd Edition 2004. Melanie Klein: Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London, Sage Publications. Hardback and paperback Translated into Polish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean

Segal, J.C. (2002) Phantasy. In On a Darkling Plain. Journeys into the Unconscious, ed Ivan Ward. Icon Books UK; Totem Books USA. www.iconbooks.co.uk

Isbn 1-84046-343 0; Translated into Portuguese 2005 by Carlos Mendes Rosa; Relume dumara; ediouro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Segmento-Duetto, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Also translated into Hebrew ?2004

Julia Segal and John Simkins. Helping children with ill or disabled parents; A guide for professionals. Jessica Kingsley, London, September 1996 pb £15.95 post@jkp.com www.jkp.com

Segal, Julia and Simkins, John. (1993) My Mum Needs Me. Helping children with ill or disabled parents. Penguin Books, London.

Segal, J.C. (1985) Phantasy in Everyday Life, Pelican Books. Reprinted Karnac Books 1995, 2005 London, and Aronson USA 1996. www.karnacbooks.com


Julia Segal. David Rieff: Swimming in a Sea of Death. A Son’s Memoir Submitted for publication December 2010

Julia Segal:  2011 Review: Leslie Swartz Able-Bodied – Scenes From A Curious Life. Psychodynamic Practice vol 17 No.2 May 2011 p 223-226 (my email address given wrongly)

Julia Segal: 2009 Review: Ronald Doctor (ed) Murder: A psychotherapeutic investigation. 2009 and John Gordon and Gabriel Kirtchuk (eds) Psychic Assaults and Frightened Clinicians: Countertransference in Forensic Settings 2008, Karnac Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series Psychodynamic Practice,  2009 Volume 15,  Issue 4, 2009 pages 440-443

Julia Segal: Review: Dual Realities : The Search for Meaning : Psychodynamic Therapy with Physically Ill People. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Nov 2007

Julia Segal: Review: Seeds of Illness, Seeds of Recovery. Antonino Ferro. Psychodynamic Practice Vol 13 No.1 February 2007 pp88-89

Segal, Julia 2004. Review of Meira Likierman Melanie Klein: her work in context.

Continuum, London and New York 2001 Psychodynamic psychotherapy vol.18 Nos 1-2, pp143-144

Segal, Julia 2004: Review of Kleinian Theory: A Contemporary Perspective, Catalina Bronstein (ed) London and Philadelphia: Whurr, 2001, 250pp £25 in Psychodynamic Practice 10.1. Feb 2004 133-135


Julia Segal. 2011 Failing to publish Outcomes data… BACP Journal Volume: 22 Issue: 6

Julia Segal. 2011 In praise of sadness. The Independent Practitioner, BACP’s specialist divisional journal for counsellors and psychotherapists working independently. Spring 2011 pp6-9 

Julia Segal, Sue Baker, Elisabeth Koerber and Elizabeth Arbiser 2010 Working with brain damaged clients. Therapy Today March pp 22-26 (Paper in journal of the BACP on the work of Psychotherapeutic Practitioners in Neurology)

Julia Segal:2009 Flirting with death: the effects on relationships of surviving a life-threatening illness. Psychodynamic Practice. Vol 15 No 1. February pp77-83 (3000 words)

Julia Segal 2007The effects of Multiple Sclerosis on relationships with therapists. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Vol 21 No 2. June. pp168-180

Christoph Heesen, Julia Segal, Paiivi Hamalainen, Christine Reich, Friederike Broemel, Swenja Niemann, , Uli Simon, Rüdiger Gross, Yvonne Bulmer, Jürgen Kasper Patient information on cognitive symptoms in MS – acceptability in relation to disease duration.  Acta Neurol Scand 2006 DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.2005.00630.x Blackwell Munksgaard 2006

Segal, J.C. (2006) Counselling people with disabilities and chronic illnesses: a psychodynamic approach. In S. Wheeler (ed). Difference and Diversity in Counselling: contemporary psychodynamic perspective. Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan

Julia Segal; Guest Editor; special issue of Psychodynamic Practice on Working with people with Physical Illness or disability. Vol 12 No.2 May 2006 Taylor and Francis Group

Editorial; Working psychodynamically with people with physical illness or disability. (can be downloaded free from http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14753634.asp)

Julia Segal. Chapter 5.10 Psychodynamic therapy in The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Eds Colin Feltham and Ian Horton. 2nd Edition (2006) Sage Publications, London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi

Julia Segal Opinion: MS Network October 2005; small column about counselling provision in information sheet for professionals

Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS) Psychology and Neuropsychology Special Interest Group. Contributors to MS Essentials: 10 Mood, depression and emotions. (2006) published by The MS Society, 372 Edgware Rd, London NW2 6ND

Christoph Heesen, Jürgen Kasper, Julia Segal, Sascha Köpke and Ingrid Mülhauser (2004) Decisional role preferences, risk knowledge and information interests in patients with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis 2004; 10: 643-650

Julia Segal (2004) Barriere Mentali: il Lavoro Psicologico nell’area della Malattia Cronica e della Disabilita. Ed SMG Adamo and P.Valerio. Quaderni di Counselling psicodinamico – E.Di.S.U Napoli 1 Translation of: Counselling Young People with Disabilities / chronic illnesses.

December 2002: Talk given to University of Naples Student counselling service. Naples University Counselling Service Booklet. (in Italian)

Segal, J.C. (2003) ‘Your feelings or mine? Projective identification in a context of counselling families living with multiple sclerosis.Psychodynamic Practice 9 (2) : 153-171

Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS) Psychology and Neuropsychology Clinical Care Committee. MS Essentials 02. MS, Memory and Thinking. (2002) Published by The MS Society, 372 Edgware Rd, London NW2 6ND 020 8438 0808 www.mssociety.org.uk

Segal, J.C. (2001) Counselling people with multiple sclerosis. in Rehabilitation Counselling in Physical and Mental Health, , ed Kim Etherington, Jessica Kingsley, London and Philadelphia. www.jkp.com

Segal, J.C. (2001) Working as a counsellor in an NHS multidisciplinary team.

In Counsellors in Health Settings, ed Kim Etherington, Jessica Kingsley, London and Philadelphia. www.jkp.com post@jkp.com

Segal, J.C. (2000) Phantasy. Ideas in Psychoanalysis. Icon Books UK; Totem Books USA. Isbn 1-84046-189-6

Glickman, S and Segal J.C. (1999) Consequences of the Neuropathic Bladder and Bowel for Patients. In: Neurology of Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Dysfunction, ed. Clare J. Fowler , Butterworth Heinemann, Boston

Segal, J.C. 1998 The role of a parent’s illness in the emotional experience of a child: evidence from Klein’s Narrative of a Child Analysis. Psychodynamic Counselling 4. Nov 1998. pp487-504 Paper written for the 80th birthday of Hanna Segal.

Segal JC 1996. Training Professionals and Staff to work with people with multiple sclerosis. in Neuropsychology and Psychology; Report of a workshop in Stockholm, May 1995 under the auspices of Multiple Sclerosis and Rehabilitation, Care and Health Services in Europe, (MARCH) Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS).

Segal JC 1996 Whose Disability? Counter-Transference in work with people with disabilities in Psychodynamic Counselling 2.2 May pp 155-166

Segal, J.C. (1995) Physical Disabilities in Inter-disciplinary Guide for Caring Professions and those who work in Voluntary Agencies. Ed Michael Jacobs. Mowbray (cassell)

Segal, J.C. (1995). The stresses of working with clients with disabilities. In Stresses in Counselling in Action. eds W.Dryden and V.Varma. Sage publications Ltd., London.

Segal, J.C. Against Self-disclosure. In Questions and Answers on Counselling in Action, pp 10-15. Ed. Windy Dryden. Sage 1993

Segal, Julia 1992. Melanie Klein: Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Sage Publications. Sept 1992. 2nd Edition 2004 Hardback and paperback Published in Chinese by Life Potential Publishing Co.Ltd. Japanese trans in press 2004; Polish translation 2006

Segal, Julia 1992. Living with Disabled Parents or Siblings: Parents with Multiple Sclerosis. in Young Children Under Stress. Starting Points 13 Practical Guides for Early Years Workers. Ed Penelope Leach. Voluntary Organisations Liaison Council for Under Fives. 77 Holloway Rd. London N7 8JZ

Segal, J.C. 1991 Use of the concept of Unconscious Phantasy in understanding reactions to chronic illness. Counselling: Vol 2 no 4 Nov 1991 pp. 146-149 Republished in The BAC Counselling Reader, eds S Palmer, S.Dainow and P Milner. 1996 Sage Publications, London. (photocopied in papers)

Segal, J.C. 1990/91 Multiple Sclerosis in the Workplace. Employee Counselling Today, Vol 2 Issue 4; pp 24-30

Segal, J.C. Counselling. Chapter 7 in Multiple Sclerosis Approaches to Management. ed. Lorraine De Souza. Chapman and Hall 1990

Rina Rosselson, Betty Bass, Joan Adams, Mina Hakda, Natalie Twydate, Julia Segal; A matter of common sense: or is it?. J. Electrophysiol.Technol.(1988)14 pp 151-157.

Segal, J.C. (1987) Independence and Control: Issues in the counselling of people with MS. Counselling, No.62, November l987.

Segal, J.C. Counselling people with MS, their families and professionals involved with them. In: Counselling and Communication in Health Care. Eds Lesley Fallowfield and Hilton Davies, John Wiley, London. (1991.) Dept of Psychiatry. pp 147-160

Segal, J.C. The Professional Perspective. In: Beyond Community Care: Normalisation and Integration Work. Part II Chapter 5 (ed Shula Ramon) Macmillan Education Ltd., London. (1991.) pp 85-112

Segal, J.C. (1989) Counselling people with disabilities/chronic illnesses. In: Handbook of Counselling in Britain: (eds Windy Dryden, Ray Woolfe and David Charles-Edwards) pp 329-346 Tavistock/Routledge, London.

Forti, A and Segal, J.C. (1986) MS and Pregnancy. available from: The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre, (MSRC) 4a Chapel Hill, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8AG   01206 505444

Segal, Julia : 1986; Emotional Reactions to MS. Available from The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre, (MSRC) 4a Chapel Hill, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8AG 01206 505444

Segal, J.C.(1979) Mother, Sex and Envy in a Children’s story. International Review of Psychoanalysis, 6(4): 483-497

Article in Maternity Alliance, January l987.


Applying Object Relations Theory to Contemporary Psychotherapy. For Confer 31 October 2011

Psychodynamic counselling in the context of CNS damage. Paper given to Neuropsychoanalysis Study Group, London March 2011

Power Point presentation on Envy for Confer, October 2008

Flirting with death: the effects on relationships of surviving a life-threatening illness. Paper given to Oxford Psychotherapy Society 3 October 2007

Powerpoint presentation: Ill Parents, Well Children? Centre for child mental health conference May 2007

The Burden of Shame and Guilt: ‘Working through’ with children, young people and adults.

Powerpoint presentation for first Platform session Children with MS RIMS 2006 Annual Conference, Barcelona : Growing up with MS

Working with people with MS in a UK National Health Service setting; the effect of MS cognitive problems on professional relationships. Keynote Paper given at conference in Naples, 25 November 2005. Shortened version given to RIMS Special interest group on psychology and neuropsychology. 2006, Barcelona

Powerpoint presentation for RIMS 2004; Psychology. Current issues in psychology for people with MS.

Intimacy and Social Support. Paper/power point presentation given at MS Nurse Workshop (Serono) Vienna, Austria, 5th October 2004

Depression, Mourning and MS. Short handout for workshop, ‘Coping with Depression’ MS Professional Network – UK conference Extending our Reach, Stirling Management Centre, 24th September 2004

Royal Society of Medicine Symposium : Unhappy Families: Roots, Understanding and Possible Solutions. Tuesday 8 June 2004, Breakout session: Physical illness of the parent . List of references also available.

Supporting Children of Parents with MS. Unpublished paper given at RIMS (Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis) Conference, Bad Windsheim, Germany; May 1997. A paper describing ways in which nurses and other rehabilitation professionals may make things worse or better for children.

Mourning and MS

Paper for RIMS Venice 00.

Do I care? Sexual relations in advanced MS. Paper given at RIMS bowels and bladder and sexuality Clinical Care Committee (SUBDIMS) March 17th 2001

Draft paper on cognitive dysfunction and its effect on the family. Cogdysf.doc

Sexuality in MS; paper given at SUBDIMS March 2002

Projective Identification; lecture given 29.4.02


WEBSITE: www.mscounselling.com

Powerpoint presentation for RIMS 2004; New Trends in MS Management; Psychology

(Together with Paiive Hamalainen, Neuropsychology)


Mourning and MS. Poster for RIMS (Rehabilitation in MS – Europe) Conference Venice, 2000

Can be emailed

Living with MS Cognitive Problems Poster for RIMS/CMSC (Rehabilitation in MS – Europe/ Confederation of MS Centers – USA) Conference, Chicago 2002

Can be emailed


Handout for Medical Students, North West London Hospitals neurology rotation

Handout for trainee Counsellors ; working psychodynamically with people with MS or other physical health conditions

Working with/ living with MS cognitive problems

Unhappy Families: Roots, Understanding and Possible Solutions.

Physical illness of the parent. Including references 28 March 04

Depression, Mourning and MS.


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