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Anyone can write in with their problem. I respond to a few letters each week. You can also read my advice to people who've had similar problems to you. 

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arguing i can hear next door

hi I was wondering what should I do if I can hear two parents arguing almost every day in front of their children? th...

1-2-1 Counsellors

Hi Sam, I was just wondering how likely is it that someone will talk to the same counsellor twice if they go to chat ...

Messed up my GCSE's.

​ Hi Sam, ​ I've just completed my GCSE's and when I got the results back I was so shocked because they were so awful...

Being in a wheelchair

Dear sam i have been in a wheelchair since I was 11 because I was knocked by a car and lost both of my legs and have ...

Shaving

Hi Sam, i am ten years old, but I feel like I need to start shaving. My mum says that she is going to tell me about g...

In love with a celebrity

Dear Sam I have started becoming really obsessed with the lead singer of my favourite band. I keep stalking her socia...

Message from Sam

Going back to school can be a nervous experience for some people. It might be the start of something new for you or it could mean going back to a place where you struggle with other issues like bullying. I'd like to hear from anyone who has worries about going back to school.

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In love with a celebrity

Dear Sam I have started becoming really obsessed with the lead singer of my favourite band. I keep stalking her socia...

Self Harming Help

Dear Sam, I have been feeling suicidal and depressed recently. I have been self harming at least once a night. I cann...

Self harm

I don't know why but I can't stop self harming. Nothing bad has happened in my life but I've just started feeling num...

Friend wants to commit suicide

hi, my best friend is having a few issues at the moment and has taken it apon herself to commit suicide... i have no ...

Summer Holidays

Hey Sam. Where I live the summer holidays has just started and in all honesty im worried instead of excited. I cant f...

I feel scared when I go to bed

Every night I feel scared before going to bed, after all these bad things happening I always think up scary theories...

Work experience and the phone

Hello, ​ I have work experience coming and am hoping to become a vet. I have anxiety, especislly when it comes to tal...

Growing up

Dear Sam, I'm going to turn 18 in a few weeks and I'm really worried about it. I still feel like a child and I'm worr...

Bereavement.

My best friend passed away when I was 13; we were very close. She was buried in a cemetery near where she lived. I've...

Feeling depressed

Hi, I have been feeling very depressed For a couple of months now. im having lots of family problems and it's all jus...

My best friend's eating

My best friend never eats/barely eats anything at school. I'm really worried about her, she's naturally skinny and ve...

Depression

hi Sam, I'm 16 and my boyfriend broke up with me recently, I'm finding it hard to deal with, I've also been arguing w...

Worried about ISIS

Hello i am worrying myself i really don't want a war to break out in Isis but i really need to talk to someone...

I think I love my Therapist?

Um ever since I was 11 I have had really messy relationships. I started seeing my first psychologist about a year ago...

My dad has breast cancer

Hi sam I dont no how to start this but here ​Ok so 2 weeks ago my mum and dad told me and my brother my dad has breas...

drama class

I don't want to go to drama class and my parents are forcing me to go. It is three hours. I told them I didn't want t...

I don't know anymore

I think I have anxiety. My mum thinks I'm telling her this for attention but I'm not. No one understands how I feel a...

Needles

I am 12 and I have a HUGE phobia of needles. In fact I've never had one since I was a baby, and I am really scared. I...

Teachers and depression

I very recently told my teachers about my depression that has been happening for 5 months. The ones who I have talked...

depression and the doctors

I have made a doctors appointment to talk about my depressive symptoms, to see wherever or not i do have depression a...