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Stefanie Bullock

Stefanie Bullock MNZAC

Effective and solution-focussed
Counselling and Therapy
for Couples, Individuals, and Teens (11 and older).

Stefanie Bullock counsellor auckland

I specialise in working with adults, couples, and teenagers.

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  • Member NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Social Work)
  • Clinical Supervisor (NZAC)
  • International Certification in Couples Therapy (Imago Therapy)
  • Diploma in Couples & Family Therapy
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Certificate in Sandplay Therapy

​I have over 20 years experience working in the health field.

"It has been amazing and the only thing that has helped me and kept me going in a very complex situation. Stef is extremeley skilled and also has the energetic personality which gives me inspiration and hope to keep continuing on despite how hard it is to act wisely and not act reactively. I have a young daughter and no family supprt really in nz and depite my clinical 'knowledge' real life in my situation is so difficult and I am greatful and appreciative beyond words. Many Thanks to Stef. You have been one of many angels who have helped me live again."
Amy Whisters
We were in the dumpsters.... There was nothing we could do to help us out of it. We had seen our lawyers. Seeing Stef was like 'Ah well why not?' We had not much hope. A bit, I guess...
In the end we tried one more time -with Stef. We were sceptical, we were. Stef helped us out of our desperate place. We crawled out actually. :) We started to talk, slowly, full of anguish and angst. We were angry. So many years of stored up stuff. Stef helped us to speak. About our pain about our anger.. slowly we learned to walk again. Alone and together. We started to see good in the other we started to connect. We started to love each other again. To fall in love again. A crazy thing. I didn't think it was possible! We found our road back to each other. Our kids (8 and 5) are thrilled. So are we. :) :) We are team again. He started calling me by my nick name again 'chicken' I am so grateful we worked with Stef we are stronger together, then we have ever been. 100% turn around. We highly recommend Stefanie Bullock from The Couples Shed.


Since 1992 I have worked in the helping professions in a range of counselling and social work roles with people dealing with:
  • Communication Issues
  • Affairs
  • Affair Recovery
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Assertiveness
  • Boundary Issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Interpersonal relationship conflicts
  • Consensual Separation / Divorce coaching
  • Work-Family balance
  • Stress management / relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Coaching

Working with Stefanie
was life changing.

Things are easier now.
I'm happier, more content,
more in contact with
what I want to be doing
and how to get there.

Jenni B.
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"Stefanie counselled myself and my wife through the affair recovery process, helping us both come to terms with what had occurred and why, and posing the right questions to help us decide together to stay together.  There were things I needed to say and discussions we needed to have, and Stefanie provided us both with a safe, supportive and open environment to allow that to happen.  Friends and family tried to be supportive but unfortunately caused more pain, and I can definitely say now that the help of a trained and experienced marriage guidance counselor is one of the main reasons we got through the hardest parts.  We've completed the counselling now, and we are still recovering of course, but Stefanie gave us the skills and approaches to continue healing on our own, and to build our relationship in ways that we hadn't managed to do so before.  We are both entirely thankful to Stefanie for her guidance, and would recommend her to other couples who are going through difficulties - especially if they seem insurmountable now." Anonymous 

Couples Counselling

You are probably reading this because you are experiencing some form of struggle within your relationship. Or, you might be looking for some relationship advice. Maybe your relationship lost its' love, warmth, attraction and passion that were so present in the beginning. Maybe the way you communicate with each other has turned very superficial or stale. Or, maybe you don’t communicate with each other at all anymore, and you feel you are living with a flatmate instead of the beloved partner, you once had. Maybe anger, silence or even hostility have replaced fun and compassion. Or, you might feel tired or bored with the way things are now. The truth is that most relationships struggle at some point!

I offer professional and highly effective coaching, counselling and therapy for couples. I will help you turn your agony into action and your distance and hostility into warmth and closeness. You will see your love and appreciation for each other rekindled!
I provide treatment for:
  • Relationship Issues
  • Communication Issues
  • Infidelity
  • Marriage Issues
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Blended Families
  • Life-Stage Transitions
  • Empty-Nest Transition
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“My husband and I have worked with Stefanie for the past year.  It has been a long road, but it has been well worth the effort.  There were times when things got very difficult and it was hard to go on, but we have been very committed and determined to make our relationship work.  Stefanie has been the only counsellor that we have ever seen who truly “got” what was going on for us.  She has been extremely patient and understanding.  Stefanie helped us to resolve past issues and showed us how to communicate with each other in a much clearer and calm way.  Our sex life which was virtually non-existent for many years, has now also returned and as a consequence we both feel much happier and closer to each other.  We cannot thank her enough, she has been fabulous to work with, and will keep in touch with her in case we ever need her again.  We would highly recommend her”
Elisabeth and Desmond D.
"I have turned my life around with my daughter since getting the help we needed from Stef, fabulous counsellor. Will keep in touch with her when the help is needed."
Kath Andrews with Lilly (11 y)

"Its has been great to talk about what I was going through in a comfortable place with a lovely person, who is very patient, understanding and thoughtful."
Berverley Wood

"Helped me deal with my anger and feelings. I know now I am worth something and don't need people or substances to make things better. Learnt to talk to people and stopped being so stubborn."
Ngairi Tupai

"Working with Stef was like being on a Marae, I can say what is really going and how I really feel and Stef never judges me. Boy this creates change! :)"
Waarimu Beth Hokitaia


In my practice I use a range of approaches to counselling and therapy including:
  • Couples Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy (Clinically Certified) and Gottman approach 
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling (Rogers and TA)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy: painting , drawing, voice, body sculpturing, drama, creative writing
  • Drama Therapy and Role Dialogue
  • Sand Tray Therapy, especially the Gestalt approach
  • Relaxation methods and breathing techniques
  • Psycho-education especially domestic violence and assertive communication strategies
  • Narrative Therapy
I will always keep you and your goals at the heart of the treatment process, and use my knowledge of these to build a road map to the treatment approach. My experience and training with a wide variety of methods allows me to choose an approach you will feel comfortable with.
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Supervision of Health Professionals

I offer professional supervision to health professionals. I provide a unique and non-judgemental space that allows for new insights into your case work. I will support you finding ways to incorporate these into your counselling and social work practise.

Stefanie has not only been a great help with issues in my personal life and relationship with my husband, but also my professional development.  She has been a wonderful supervisor whilst I have been training as a therapist and has supported me in finding my niche as a professional. She never lost faith in my abilities, even when at times, I did.  My career has now got off to an amazing start because Stefanie helped me to find the confidence to go for, and get the job I really wanted. 
Rosi H.
I am available during weekdays and for after hours appointments. Please contact me to arrange a time that suits.



I am fluent in both English and Deutsch (German) and happy to offer counselling/therapy in either language.



Couples $195 per session
Couples Skype session $195
Individuals $195 per session
Individuals Skype session $195
Professional Supervision $150


Unit 19 -RELATE-
Victoria Park Market
Auckland CBD
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Online counselling for individuals and couples is also available via Zoom.
Contact Stefanie

M.  022 070 0104 

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