Seasons of Life Counselling




Founder and principal counsellor
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Penny helps you navigate all the seasons of your life, love and relationships so that you can find hope, healing and strength that comes from the many circumstances in our lives. 

I’m a compassionate, genuine and down-to-earth Aussie counsellor who has the ability to help you gain insight into your inner world so that together we can work towards your goals.

A Word

From our principal counsellor

“I have learned by working with my clients and lived experience. I have learned that hope, resolution, and possibility do exist. People have more resources and strengths than they realize. Solutions are available.

My belief is that most of us want to change things in our lives. But, we don’t know how to. And, we lack the tools or support. We frequently try to change too much at once and feel overwhelmed.

I am here to help you find the resources in you to meet your goals. You’ll do it in a safe and supportive space”.

– Penny Adams

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When we’re looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles.

~ Brenee Brown ~

about penny adams

My Story

The younger me worked in customer service and retail managment for many years. It was out of necessity, not passion. Yet it provided good communication skills and an ability to work with people.

In my early – mid thirties and I had two beautiful children (girls) and gave up working until they were at school. During that time, I studied. I started in community services and disability, realising that counseling was my passion. So, I started my journey to complete my counseling studies.

My counseling journey began in schools. I spent 10 years working in public and private schools. I supported students, their families, and staff. It was rewarding yet challenging work. gave me diverse experience in supporting people and their mental health.


Prinicpal Counsellor | Penny Adams


The year my life changed

When I was 23 my world came crumbling down around me when I lost both my parents within 3 months of each other. My mum rapidly from aggressive cancer and dad a lot older than mum, died, I believe of a broken heart. I had very little other family. Everything I knew about my world was gone.

It was the early 1990’s, and mental health and grief were not as well supported as it is now. I didn’t get the help I needed and spent a long time stumbling through life in a spectacularly bad way at times. I didn’t know how to process my loss or deal with the trauma I had experienced.


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Eventually, I found a counsellor. I spent 2 years working through a lot of things. I discovered who I was and what I wanted in life. Most importantly, I learned how to process and understand what had happened to me.

I did the work through personal therapy. It inspired me to become a counsellor. I want to help others find healing and hope in life’s hard times.


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 Prinicpal Counsellor | Penny adams

Seasons of Life is born

The business started in 2016 but didn’t do a lot as I was working full time in a school. In 2017 I started seeing some clients and providing supervision for counsellors. Through 2018 I invested alot of time developing the business in Kadina on the Copper Coast.

My business doubled in 2019 as I provided face-to-face services in Kadina, Balaklava and Port Pirie and I began to cut back my hours at the school

In 2020 when COVID-19 reached South Australia I left the school and invested fulltime into Seasons of Life Counselling and made the decision to take all my counselling online. This decision tripled my business due to the convenience for clients, reduced travel and of course COVID restrictions.

I have continued to see clients online rather than face-to-face and ninety percent of people love online support.


My Passion


It is now my passion to increase the services that rural, regional, and remote communities due to overwhelmed funded and free mental health services. This allows those that can afford cost effective counselling to get the support when they need it the most. 


Client Feedback

The first time I made an appointment I was a complete mess because my marriage was in shambles and I was at the end of all hope. Penny helped me through some extremely tough; dark days and gave me small strategies and small step by step daily goals to help me manage what was happening. We had a few joint counselling sessions which for me were also helpful but my marriage was too far gone to be saved. Penny has been amazing and helped me more than she knows. I continue to have regular sessions when I feel I need them. Penny has helped me deal with grief; sadness; anger; animosity; hurt; frustration and much more. She is easy to talk to, very down to earth and her strategies; advice and “homework” were simple to achieve even on the worst days. I am forever grateful to Penny for helping me



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