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COUNSELLOR & SUPERVISOR

 

About Penny Adams

Navigating the seasons of life and career with supportive counselling and supervision

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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. 

As a compassionate, genuine, and down-to-earth Aussie counsellor, I provide insight into your inner world to achieve your goals.

As a seasoned and experienced counsellor  I also offer affordable professional supervision for counsellors, from students to seasoned professionals, specialising in business support, school counselling, and training future supervisors.

My unique blend of experience ensures a supportive and empowering environment for both personal growth and professional development.

A Word

From our principal counsellor & supervisor

“I have learned through working with my clients, counsellors and my own lived experience 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 ~

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My Story

My early career in customer service and retail management was born out of necessity rather than passion. However, it helped me develop strong communication skills and the ability to work well with people.

In my early to mid-thirties, I took a break to raise my two beautiful daughters. During this time, I discovered my true passion for counselling and pursued studies in community services and disability.

My counselling journey began in schools, where I spent 10 years supporting students, their families, and staff. This rewarding yet challenging work provided me with diverse experience in mental health support

 

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The year my life changed

When I was 23 my world crumled when I lost both my parents within 3 months of each other. My mum rapidly from aggressive cancer and dad much older than her, died, I believe of a broken heart. With very little family, everything I knew and cherished was gone. 

It was the early 1990’s, and mental health and grief were not as well supported as it is now. Without the help I needed I stumbled 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 and spent two years working through losses. 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.

Personal therapy inspired me to become a counsellor, helping others find healing and hope during life’s hard times. Over the years, I also developed a passion for supervision, guiding and supporting other counsellors in their professional journeys. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive space for both clients and fellow counsellors.

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Seasons of Life is born

The business started in 2016 but didn’t gain momentum until I began seeing clients and providing supervision for counsellors in 2017, while still working full-time in a school. In 2018, I invested a lot of time developing the business in Kadina on the Copper Coast.

In 2019, my business doubled as I offered face-to-face services in Kadina, Balaklava, and Port Pirie, gradually reducing my school hours. When the panademic arrived in South Australia early 2020, I left the school to focus entirely on Seasons of Life Counselling, transitioning to online counselling. This shift tripled my business due to its convenience, reduced travel, and no restrictions and low wait times.

I continue to see clients exclusively online. Additionally, I provide professional counselling supervision and training. I co-founded Counsellors Community Australia, a free Facebook group with over 6,000 members, alongside my colleague Rosie Barbara. This community offers a supportive space for Australian counsellors to connect, learn, and grow.

 

Seasons of Life Counselling

Vision – Mission – Values

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Our Vision

To provide a range of professional, accessible and affordable online counselling and professional counselling supervision services in regional, rural and remote areas of South Australia and beyond, so that ALL people regardless of location can find balance in their personal and professional world during the many seasons of life.

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Our Mission

Our name reflects our belief that everyone goes through many seasons of life and that sometimes we all need help and support to navigate those seasons.

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COUNSELLING

We are dedicated to supporting rural, regional, and remote areas of South Australia by providing essential access to counselling and mental health services that may otherwise be inaccessible.

Our compassionate counselling helps clients feel heard, valued, and motivated to achieve balance and their life goals.

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PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION

We are committed to empowering counsellors through affordable professional supervision and training, ensuring they grow and excel in their careers. Our supportive and comprehensive supervision helps counsellors build confidence, enhance their skills, and provide high-quality care to their clients.

By fostering a collaborative and nurturing environment, we guide counsellors in achieving their professional goals and maintaining their well-being

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Our Values

PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION

Accessible & Affordable

Providing high-quality supervision that is affordable and accessible to counsellors across Australia, ensuring professional growth without financial strain

Professional Development

Committed to fostering the professional growth of counsellors through comprehensive supervision and training, enhancing their skills and confidence.

Supportive Ethical Environment

Creating a nurturing and collaborative supervision environment that promotes, ethical practice, well-being and self-care and professional excellence and growth.

Connection & Support

Reducing isolation and loneliness for counsellors by offering low-cost group supervision accessible to all, fostering a sense of self-care, community and mutual support.

COUNSELLING

Accessible Services

Ensuring through online counselling that rural, regional, and remote South Australian communities receive the needed counselling services with minimal to no wait times.

Affordable Support

Committed to providing affordable, high-quality counselling services, making mental health support accessible to everyone.

Professional Excellence

Ensuring all counsellors are suitably qualified, professional, and members of a counselling association, maintaining high standards of care.

Empowering Approach

Believing in clients’ inherent resources and strengths, and providing client-led, relational counselling rather than a clinical, diagnostic approach

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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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You are worth it

Your relationships are valuable

 

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