Born and raised in Wellington, I now call Hamilton my home. That being said, my bones are from Northern Ireland and I look forward to someday visiting, once safe travel is an option again, the country my Great Nan emigrated from in 1926.
I’m Adele Arleith, owner of Empowering You Counselling. My surname means “unique” and I proudly carry this name, as well as finding joy in discovering the uniqueness of each person that walks through my door. I have been a practicing counsellor since late 2015 and have developed a passion for working with people of all ages who are facing challenges that hold them back from living their best life.
I have a Bachelor of Counselling and a Master of Professional Practice with an endorsement in Counselling. My master’s thesis focused on working therapeutically with young people who have neurodevelopmental diagnoses. I am a full registered member of the New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association, and I follow the NZCCA Code of Ethics.
On a personal level I am a wife, flatmate, friend, and mother to fur babies (cats presently but looking to add more to the household). In my spare time I enjoy photography, painting, scrapbooking, and relaxing with one or two close friends.