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“Is online counselling safe?Yes, as long as you ensure you are dealing with a trained professional”
Nicky Adams


Experienced. Qualified. Supportive.

My name is Nicky Adams. For years I’ve helped people struggling with life’s challenges – from university students to residents of a therapeutic community making a whole new start in life. I’ve managed large counselling teams based in residential clinics (including Clouds House in Wiltshire), community addiction services and prisons. For nine years I was a lecturer with the University of Bath, teaching addiction counselling approaches. I now work as a therapist and am also the clinical supervisor and trainer for a young people's counselling service in London. I design therapeutic programmes and training for addiction professionals. As a clinical supervisor, I support  counsellors and ensure they are working safely and ethically.



PGCert Foundation in Systemic Theory and Practice – University of Bath

CSTD Certificate in Clinical Supervision

NCFE Diploma in Humanistic Counselling

BA Hons ‘Cultural Studies’ – University of Portsmouth

City and Guilds Adult Teaching Certificate


Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

The Person-Centred Association

 Addiction Professionals 


I’m English-speaking and based in the UK.  I live in the beautiful Dorset town of Shaftesbury, England, famous for Gold Hill which featured in director Ridley Scott’s "Hovis" bread advert.

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I love hearing back from my clients, so please share your feedback.

Nicky has so much experience and such a warm approach and, thanks to her, I’ve learnt how to do things differently!  

I've been sober for 6 months now and Nicky has helped me every step of the way. 


It was so useful to have this supervision space with Nicky as a number of times she held a mirror up to my face so I could pause and reflect on myself.

Nicky provided me with an attentive, enquiring, and above all nurturing, trusting space.


My Zoom sessions with Nicky were incredibly helpful and enlightening.  She helped me cope with my son’s addiction and was very patient, kind and professional.

I thoroughly recommend this service.


Thank you very much for doing clinical supervision for the team, they really appreciated your breadth of experience and knowledge and also how welcome they felt in the sessions.


Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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