My experience of Financial Advisers is mixed. I used one suggested by my company when I retired and was not overawed; I found another who was, in my opinion, far better.
As a result I consider Financial Advisers to be only as good as their product knowledge and experience. Many are tied to the products they sell and depend on the company(ies) for their wages, others are independent. If you take the advice of an adviser I suggest the first question you ask is whether he/she is totally independent or not - an independent adviser can at least search all potential investments but generally they charge a fee.
When choosing your investment opportunity it is worth doing a bit of research on both the adviser and what is available in the market. There are various sites that may help in this depending what you want from your investment - growth or income - and what level of risk you are willing to take. Recommendation from a close friend or colleague who has experience of making investments or using advisers is also worthwhile.
The old adage about a fool and his money is still very true.