Practitioners

Imago Cape Town is a community of certified Imago Therapists and facilitators offering Imago Relationship Sessions, Workshops and Training.  Click here to find Imago practitioners in other parts of South Africa.

How to find a practitioner near you:
1. Click on the “+” and the “-” buttons on the top right hand side of the map to find your relevant suburb
2. Click on the map markers to view the practitioner’s names in the area close to you
3. Click on the link in the popup to view the facilitator information

Imago Cape Town Facilitators:

Imago Cape Town represents a collaboration of passionate Imago practitioners wanting to give Imago Relationships a presence at the southern tip of Africa. We represent a local chapter of Imago Relationships in and around the Cape Town area and offer healing through dialogue and reconnection.

Below are the various facilitators located in the Cape Town region.

Grete Becker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relationship Coach and Marriage Counsellor

Work: 021 976 9966
Cell: 083 259 8082
Address: 19 Panorama Road, Valmary Park, Durbanville
Email: grete@mweb.co.za
Website: www.gretebecker.co.za

We come into this world: trusting, playful, courageous, intelligent, creative, passionate, loving, fearless, curious, spontaneous, plus many more.

Unfortunately we are also born into a less than perfect world where we don’t always get the nurturing we need. And we develop survival suits. We enter our relationships wearing these suits : either clinging to you or distancing myself from you when the relational space feels unsafe, threatening or cold. The survival outfits pollute the space. As couples we can choose to survive in isolation or live in connection.

I teach couples who choose life in connection about a  relational space, a Bridge and a Visit across the bridge where essence meets essence, where intimacy  is restored because into-me-you-see. Couples reclaim their full vitality and aliveness and move from  the problem into a journey with each other.

Alison Burns

Alison Burns

Tel: 021 712 3493 (Tokai)
Tel: 027 482 2376 (Clanwilliam)
Cell: 083 668 8144
Email: aliburns@telkomsa.net

Clinical psychologist of 26 years in private practice.  My twin interests are long-term psychotherapy dealing with the likes of depression, trauma, anxiety and finding meaning and direction and working with relationships.

I have been using Imago in working with couples since 2006 and find it to be a wonderful vehicle to carry my clinical training and psychodynamic orientation in conjunction with the depth of communication and creation of safe space that theory creates.

Joy Clarke

Joy Clarke

Individual & Relationship Therapy
Therapist Supervision (Cape Town & JHB)
Company name: Joy Clarke Therapy

Cell: 082 371 7488
Email: info@joyclarketherapy.com
Website: www.joyclarketherapy.com

Practice address: 3 Baxter Ave, Durbanville, Cape Town

Practice No. 089 0030600

Specialised services offered: I offer various healing services including the following: Relationships, Loss , Supervision, SpiritualityIf it wasn’t for Imago I might not still be (happily!) married to my childhood sweetheart! Instead we have reason to celebrate every anniversary, and our lives are rich and full. I so appreciate how Imago therapy and Imago training help us keep real – just ourselves – with each other, and more conscious in how we live and the choices we make, as well as increasing our daily dose of joyful curiosity and quiet connection.

We have 3 children, 2 glorious adult daughters from whom we keep learning, and a son who stays young and constantly with us, after going back to God as a small boy.

With Imago as a framework to enhance my work with individuals, couples and therapists, I feel free to connect uniquely with each person in ways that work for them. On-going training in Interpersonal-neurobiology, weekly webinars from Psychotherapy Networker and monthly international consultations with Imago Supervisors, all feed into my resources, while spirituality keeps me grounded and fresh. My work brings great joy and connection into my life!

Jolene Conradie

joelene conradie

Clinical Psychologist

Company name: Joelene Conradie Clinical Psychologist

Tel: 021 974 7667
Cell: 079 633 1043
Email: joelene.conradie@gmail.com

Practice address: Suite 3, 1st Floor, Block A, Belvedere Office Park, Pasita Street, Tygervalley, 7530

Practice number: 0275492

Specialised services offered:Couples therapy, individual psychotherapy with teenagers & adults, parental guidance

“Do you want to be right, or do you want to be in a relationship?” This quote from Harville Hendrix, founder of Imago Relationship Therapy, is an excellent example of how the Imago framework helps us to think differently about relationships. Many couples that I work with initially say that they have tried everything to improve, better or change their relationship and nothing seems to work.

The Imago framework helps us to tap into our own wounds and vulnerability and find ways to grow those parts of ourselves that got lost along the way. The aim is not to change your partner, the aim is to assist your partner in their healing process and in return you grow in ways you probably never thought were possible.

As a Certified Imago Therapist, I have been using the therapeutic modality with great success with pre-marital couples, married couples, gay-couples, parent-child relationships.  I initially trained as a Clinical Pastoral Therapist and there-after as a Clinical Psychologist. I have been married for 16 years and we have a son (9y) and a daughter (6y).  For our family, Imago has become a way of life!

Dewaldt de Kock

Stellenbosch
Office: 021 886 6883
Cell: 082 4166 352
Email: dewaldt@outlook.com

 Happy Marriage Activist, Ninja Tamer, Amateur Chef, Wedding Officiator, Pastor, Speaker & Storyteller. I work with couples and teach them how to connect and appreciate each other and find the mystery that lies between them. I teach them a new way of communication.

I am married to Suzelle (the Ninja); my best friend and lover. We have a daughter, Keana, a student at Stellenbosch University and the biggest fan of my cooking experiments. In our house we use Imago for communication, connection and survival.

In 2013 we embarked on a journey to design a house with living spaces conducive for Imago dialogue: We succeeded. Now we host couples in these spaces and encourage the practice of regular connection and appreciation.

I’m a pastor of a very progressive community of followers of Jesus; with the job description of finding and celebrating the movement of God outside the walls of traditional church, then telling the stories. We present a premarital workshop and I also officiate weddings.

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.

Suzanne Duncan

Suzanne Duncan

Address: Villa Maria, 1 Kloof Nek Road, Cor. Kloof Street & Kloof Nek Road, Gardens/City Bowl, Cape Town, 8001

Cell: 082 581 2890
Tel: 021 426 0331
Email: duncan.suzanne1@gmail.com
Website: www.suzanneduncan.co.za

 I have a UCT masters degree in Clinical Practice in Social Work and have been in private practice since 1994. I completed my training in Imago Relationship Therapy in 2002 under the inspired leadership of Hedy and Yumi Schleifer.I am constantly amazed at how the various Imago dialogues help couples to access their core issues which enables them to explore their inter-personal connection and to experience healing. In addition to marriage therapy my services include marriage preparation, individual therapy, trauma debriefing, EAP contracts and spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. I work flexi-hours and charge medical aid rates.
Andri Eloff

Andri Eloff

Clinical Pastoral and Imago Therapist

Tel: 0233428590
Cell: 0836543939
Email: andri.eloff@gmail.com

Practice address: 30 De la Bat way; WORCESTER

Practice number: Registered with SAAP (South African Association for Pastoral Therapy)

Specialised services offered: Relationships, Couples therapy, personal growth, Spiritual Direction

I am a minister in the DRC, and also a pastoral therapist, especially interested in relationships. I am an ordained minister since 2006. Training as Pastoral therapist was completed in 2006 when the degree of Masters in Theology was obtained (MTh in pastoral care and counselling). Work then with couples and individuals began in 2006. More recent training included spiritual guidance (2012, 2013) and Imago couples therapy training in 2014.

The Psycho-spiritual approach to our life questions, creates a space of grace, where people and couples can journey into finding and discovering their way into living life to the full.

Francois Esterhuizen

Francois Esterhuizen

Company name: Vuurdoring

Cell: 082 444 1831
Email: francois@vuurdoring.co.za
Website: vuurdoring.wix.com/francoisesterhuizen / vuurdoring.co.za

Practice address: Regus, 43 Andringa street, Office 320, Eikestad Mall, Stellenbosch

To make an appointment: Click here

Practice number: 021 808 1600

 Specialised services offered: Couples, Premarital workshops, Teenagers and Habit change.
Francois Hanekom

hanekom riana and francois

Tel: 021 553 3184
Cell: 073 178 9405

Email: fhanekom@coupletherapy.co.za
Website: www.coupletherapy.co.za

We are married for 39 years. We are living in Melkbosstrand, close to Bloubergstrand.

Because we also often struggle with the pain of misunderstanding in our own relationship, it is our passion to guide couples in relationship healing and growth. Francois has a Doctoral Degree in Marriage Therapy. (University Stellenbosch). He is also a Certified Imago Couples Therapist.

At present he is in Training to also Certify as a therapist in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT: Susan Johnson). He also has been Trained in John Gottman Couples Therapy. Riana is a Certified Imago Educator. She has also received training in EFT and Gottman Therapy.

Francois and Riana do Co-Therapy with couples. That means that we together, in the same Session: See a couple for Couples Therapy.

We are both also Certified Imago Couples Workshop Presenters. We present the Imago Couples Weekend Workshop: “Getting the Love you want”.

We also present the EFT Couples Weekend Workshop for couples: “Hold me tight”.

We have been leading Couples Weekend Workshops for 27 years. We also lead Imago Singles Workshops and Imago Parenting Workshops.

For the dates of our Workshops for Couples: visit our Web site: www.wildthang.co.za

Riana Hanekom

hanekom riana and francois

Tel: 021 553 3184
Cell: 073 178 9405

Email: fhanekom@coupletherapy.co.za
Website: www.coupletherapy.co.za

We are married for 39 years. We are living in Melkbosstrand, close to Bloubergstrand.

Because we also often struggle with the pain of misunderstanding in our own relationship, it is our passion to guide couples in relationship healing and growth.

Riana is a Certified Imago Educator. She has also received training in EFT and Gottman Therapy.

Francois has a Doctoral Degree in Marriage Therapy. (University Stellenbosch). He is also a Certified Imago Couples Therapist. At present he is in Training to also Certify as a therapist in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT: Susan Johnson). He also has been Trained in John Gottman Couples Therapy. Francois and Riana do Co-Therapy with couples. That means that we together, in the same Session: See a couple for Couples Therapy.

We are both also Certified Imago Couples Workshop Presenters. We present the Imago Couples Weekend Workshop: “Getting the Love you want”.

We also present the EFT Couples Weekend Workshop for couples: “Hold me tight”. We have been leading Couples Weekend Workshops for 27 years. We also lead Imago Singles Workshops and Imago Parenting Workshops.

For the dates of our Workshops for Couples: visit our Web site:www.wildthang.co.za

Ansie Joubert

Ansie Joubert

Cell: 072 186 1658
Tel: 021 851 2519
Email: ansiejoubert@iafrica.com
Website: www.verhoudings.co.za

Ansie praktiseer in Somerset-Wes en sien in Imago ʼn wonderlike terapie om verhoudings te herstel of te verryk.

Sy help graag pare om hul verhoudings heel te maak deur:

  • Veiligheid binne die verhouding te skep;
  • Konneksie te verbeter of te herstel;
  • Herstel en verryking van verhoudings;
  • Beter verhoudings te bewerkstellig vir enkellopendes;
  • Ondersteuning na verbrokkeling van verhoudings;
  • Voorbereiding vir die huwelik;
  • Kommunikasie te verdiep deur die aanleer van kommunikasie-vaardighede; en
  • Begrip en empatie vir mekaar te verhoog.

Ansie se ideaal is verhoudings vol vreugde en vrede.

Opleiding:

  • B.A. Sielkunde (Hons)
  • M.Th. (Klinies-pastorale terapie)
  • Imago-opleiding – Jette Simon
  • Imago vir enkellopendes – Kobus van der Merwe
  • Gevorderde Imago – verhoudingsterapie – Kobus van der Merwe
Suzaan Keller

Suzaan Keller

 

Goodwood / Bellville
Tel: 083 226 9092
Email: suzaankeller@msn.com

Relationships can make you or break you!

I’m a qualified Social Worker and Counselling Psychologist with a private practice in Goodwood / Bellville area for 14 years. My first experience with Imago was 8 years ago when Johann and I attended the Getting The Love You Want workshop. I did my Imago Training with Kobus van der Merwe in 2014.

I am privileged to work with individuals, couples and families to find meaning in their relationships and to be part of the journey of healing through their loved ones!I have been married to Johann for 12 years and we have 2 daughters, Gizela 9 and Cari 7yrs old. We enjoy camping and doing sport together. My hobbies also include painting, pilates and reading.

Wendy Lawson

Wendy Lawson 2015 Pic

Tel: 021 424 8590
Cell: 083 387 1502
Email: wendyL@global.co.za

Practice address: Oranjezicht / City Bowl

Specialised services offered: Building relationships and interpersonal communication

As coach, facilitator and educator, Wendy specialises in relational work and interpersonal communication. As a certified Imago practitioner, she focuses her work on building and improving interpersonal connections. Informed by international best practice & research on relationships, Wendy’s work is scientifically grounded, having completed her MSc(Psych) (cum laude) on the effectiveness of Imago Relationship Therapy.

Wendy works with couples, parenting, individuals, and business relationships. She helps her clients create safety in their relationships, reducing defensiveness, so they can approach and address the issues they are struggling with.  Wendy brings safety, expertise, and her passion for assisting clients to demystify what happens in relationships, develop insights and new skills so they can build strong, enriching interpersonal relationships. This brings hope and energy into the process of developing conscious relationships.  She is particularly passionate about helping parents shift from reactive ways of parenting to creating attuned, compassionate connections with their children.

Key relational aspects that Wendy works with include: conflict & negative cycles, effective & compassionate communication, recovery from infidelity, pre-marital coaching, parenting coaching & workshops, and deepening & strengthening already good relationships.

Follow Wendy on twitter at @wa_lawson.

Grethe le Roux

Grethe le Roux

Cell phone: 072 2527 349
Email: lerouxgrethe@gmail.com

Practice address: 9 Devinestreet Paarl 7646

Specialised services offered: Registered Imago Relationship Coach

* Couples * Pre-Marital * Individuals * Families * Businesses

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to LISTEN – Rachel Naomi Remen

We are ‘relational beings’ and every encounter we have with a fellow human being is an opportunity to Grow, Heal and become Fully Alive!

I use Imago therapy to educate my clients in effective Communication- and Listening Skills while leading them on a journey of Deeper Connection and Meaningful Relationships.

I have been married to my varsity sweetheart, Pieter, for 10 years and we have a beautiful boy named Luc. We are a family like any other with all the joys and challenges that come with it, but we greet every day is as a new opportunity to ‘push towards wholeness’.

I look forward to meeting you on your personal journey towards WHOLENESS!

Merle Lifson-Dettori

Merle Lifson

Imago Relationship Coach & Registered Counsellor

Cell:  083 709 0467    Tel:   044 343 2228 : SEDGEFIELD

Counselling also offered on SKYPE : User Name : merle.lifson

merlie@wam.co.za
www.followingmantis.co.za
www.facebook.com/ImagoRelationshipCoachAndCounsellor

Reg. No. IR  1660

As an IMAGO Relationship Coach and Registered Counsellor, I offer a safe, supportive and compassionate environment, and a practical, holistic and integrated approach to inner healing, guided by the belief that we all have within us our own innate wisdom, and that the difficulties and challenges we face always provide us with the opportunity to grow in understanding and consciousness, and through our pain and our suffering, become more whole, healthy and authentic human-beings.

I married late in life at the tender age of forty-six for the first time and was, more than less, very happily married for seventeen years, thanks in part to my husband and I both choosing to participate in the IMAGO process, until my husband passed on.

I am extremely passionate about my work and passionate about IMAGO methodology. I believe that marriage and relationships provide us with the most powerful vehicle to do the work on ourselves and by default on each other. Working with couples using IMAGO methodology is a major focus in my Practice and I find the work both challenging and almost always, satisfying and rewarding.

It is my belief that communication, ultimately, is a function of the soul and that intuition is seeing with the soul. This is what guides and informs my life and my work. My goal in life is to become a better human-being and therapist and to become the person my dogs believe me to be.

Marina Swart

Marine Swart

Tel: +27 (0)21 851 3320
Cell: +27 (0)83 369 8369
Email: mswart@intekom.co.za
Website: www.marinaswartpsychologist.co.za
www.couplesinstitute.co.za

I am a counselling psychologist working in Somerset West, specializing in couple’s and family therapy. I have more than 20 years’ experience in private practice. I qualified as a Counselling Psychologist at the University of Stellenbosch and am registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa.

I work with couples because I believe in the potential, positive and powerful impact of a conscious, safe and passionate relationship space on all spheres of life, especially on the family.

I use the principles and practices of Imago Relationship Therapy, Emotional Focused Couples Therapy and Encountered-centered Couples therapy. These are practical and insightful ways to assist couples in creating conditions of safety, insight and compassion necessary to facilitate healing and growth.

Mari van der Merwe

Mari vd Merwe

Parklands and Malmesbury
Tel: 021 521 9000 (Parklands)
Tel: 082 789 3221 (Malmesbury)
Email: vdmari@gmail.com

 I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the HPCSA and also completed a Masters in Practical Theology with specialisation in Pastoral Therapy at UNISA in 2008. My psychotherapeutic experience stretch over more than 20 years of working with individuals and couples in private practice. I only recently (2014) completed my clinical training in Imago Relationship Therapy under the experienced guidance and training of Kobus van der Merwe.

As humans we have been well trained in the skill of “monologue” – when one person is talking but no one is really listening. The Dialogue process which is a tool used in Imago Therapy has opened up a whole new way in my therapeutic approach with couples.

Dialogue is used to teach couples the skill of good and effective listening and it is a structured way to facilitate safety and connection – the two important ingredients that can help couples heal and grow. I am extremely grateful for my continuous exposure to the Imago principles as Imago has certainly enriched my work as a therapist and my personal connections with others and God.

Karin Weisensee

Karin Weisensee

Tel:           021 794 4267
Practise: Constantia
Email:      Karin@vipmail.co.za

Skype:     weisensee.karin

 A decade in business and two degrees in education (UCT) preceded Karin’s work as a pioneer of S.A. Gifted Education. During her 25-year private practice as a meta-cognitive educator and life-designing relationship coach, she has evolved a totally unique approach of combining several power modalities:

(1) Imago relationship skills (trained with Hedy & Yumi Schleifer)
(2) Whole-Brain Life Designing (trained with originator, Dr. Elisabeth Dostal),
(3) Meridian Energy therapy (trained with originator, Dr. Roger Callahan). (4) Matrix Reimprinting (trained with originator, Karl Dawson). Her clients become skilled at practically applying these modalities because – wherever there are humans – there will be struggles in coping with life, as well as conflicts in relating to others.

Karin’s greatest passion is (a) to demystify how our brains work, (b) to train clients to rewire old destructive reactivities (c) to teach people how to reach consciously across the chasm of “otherness”. in order to experience deeper meaningfulness.

It opens up all relationships (couples, families, work, friends, neighbours) to possibilities of value-sharing connectedness – also via skype.

Imago workshops are also offered in other parts of South Africa. Click here to find workshops in other parts of South Africa.

Imago Cape Town offer the following workshops:

1. Couples Weekend Workshop: Getting The Love You Want
2. Imago Parenting Programme: Connected Parents, Thriving Kids
3. Pre-Marital Programme: Start Right: Stay Connected
4. One day program for Churches: A New Way To Love

Click below to view dates of upcoming workshops

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