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Imago KZN practitioners

Please see below the Imago KZN practitioner information.

Carol-Ann Dixon

082 463 1467
765 Old Main Rd, Cowies Hill 3610, Durban


  • M.A. (Couns. Psych.) Cum laude – RAU 1999
  • Certified Imago Therapist
  • Certified Imago Workshop Presenter
  • Imago Africa Board member (current)
I first experienced Imago through Hedy and Yumi Schleifer in 2000 when my husband, Richard, and I attended a Getting the Love You Want couples workshop.I immediately “fell in love” with Imago and knew it was the answer to all my searching for a safe place to work on my relationship with Richard, as well as the best method to inform my own work with couples. I am continually learning and growing through Imago and have recently started to experience the “real love” stage after many years of journeying and doing the work with Richard. As Richard says – “we have learnt to think and be dialogical” and our dance is no longer characterized by reactivity. We are more and more responding to each other with deep understanding, conscious responsiveness and graciousness.

No relationship is perfect and indeed ours is not, however we both feel so much more competent and equipped to deal with issues and find ourselves closer than we have been for years!I love working with couples now because Imago Relationship Therapy has provided me with a tool box sine que non, and being able to offer couples the option of attending a workshop provides the flexibility and depth many struggling couples need to grow and heal their relationship.

Michele Naude

35 Lansdowne Road, Westville, 3630


  • M. Soc.Sc Clinical Psychology (Rhodes) Cum Laude 1994
  • Certified Imago Therapist
  • Certified Imago Workshop Presenter
  • Chair Imago Africa Board (current)
I completed my B.Sc (Psychology Major) at the UKZN (Pietermaritzburg) in 1988 and went on to complete my Social Science Honours at UKZN (Durban) in 1992 and my Social Science Masters in Clinical Psychology at Rhodes University in Grahamstown in 1995. I have been in private practice since 1996 and work with individuals and couples, have an interest in depression, anxiety and grief counselling, and my orientation is largely psychodynamic. My first experience with Imago was as a client in 2004 when my marriage was in crisis; through therapy we learnt how to connect and communicate more effectively.
Imago Therapy provides a safe forum for expressing relational frustrations that can be transformed into growth and healing opportunities. The “Getting the Love you Want” Workshop is a wonderful 2 day workshop which explains why we are attracted to our partners and teaches ways of resolving ruptures in the relationship.
I love Imago because it makes so much sense and because it provides powerful processes for healing and growth. I am passionate about the healing relational possibilities it presents for us with the relationships we enjoy, as we work daily to become conscious and intentional individuals.
I am a Certified Imago Therapist , Workshop Presenter and International Clinical Instructor and together with my colleague Carol-Ann Dixon run regular weekend workshops for Individuals, parents and Couples which are truly transformational and connecting experiences.

Cathy Haselau

031-205 5955
15 Newlyn Road, Glenwood, Durban, 4001


  • B.A. (S.S) (Hons) (Psychology)
  • M.Med.Sci. (Social Work) Cum Laude
  • Certified Imago Therapist
After qualifying as a social worker in 1982, I initially worked with families dealing with problem teenagers in trouble with the law; following which I specialized in dealing with relationship problems when I worked at FAMSA (the Family and Marriage Society of South Africa) for 7 years. During this time I completed my M.Med.Sc, (Social Work) which focused on using marital and family counseling. My thesis for this degree was on the impact of being self employed on marriage. In 1995 I went into private practice doing mainly relationship counseling. I then completed my Imago Relationship Clinical training in 2005. As well as working with couples in private practice, I also was supervising and teaching skills in social work for UNISA students. Several of my Zulu students and my Zulu clients commented that Western methods in counselling could be difficult for isiZulu couples. I therefore researched this very interesting topic, and in 2015 I completed my PhD on “Marriage in contemporary Zulu Society: implications for couple counselling”. Imago Relationship Therapy can be used very effectively with some adjustments in relation to the cultural context.


The Imago Intentional dialogue helps couples to really hear and understand each other in a safe, structured process, and I use this, not only to deal with the couple’s problems, but also to help them build a strong foundation and enrich their relationship by discussing what they appreciate about each other, how they show love and respect to each other, and to learn to manage their conflict and to negotiate. I am married to Barry who is a land surveyor, and is also self employed.

Evelyn Heunis

083 393 7275
Scottburgh, South Coast, KZN


  • m.a.(Clin. Psych.) Cum laude – RAU 1994
  • Certified Imago Therapist
After beginning my career as a Social Worker I went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1994. I did my Imago Clinical Training with Hedy and Yumi Schleifer in 2001/2002, which was a truly wonderful learning experience. I enjoy seeing individuals and couples in my private practice in Scottburgh, on the South Coast, and I am also very involved with Alzheimer’s KZN.

Being married to Lennart Eriksson for the past 8 years has enhanced my life and I am fortunate to have a very special stepdaughter, Carolyn.


Judy Wynne-Potts

082 7857192
Legends Lifestyle Centre, 51 Acutts Drive, Clifton Hills Estate, Hillcrest


  • M.A. (Clin Psych) Wits 1996
  • Certified Imago Therapist
I qualified as a pharmacist in 1981 and practiced in various fields of pharmacy. I completed a Bachelor of Medical Science Honours in Pharmacology in 1988. I was fortunate enough to be able to follow my passion which was to leave Pharmacy behind and to study to become a Psychologist. I did my Masters in Clinical psychology at Wits University and qualified in 1996. I work with adolescents and adults in individual therapy who present with a range of difficulties. I have a special interest in couples therapy and I am an accredited Imago relationship therapist. Chris and I have two teenage children and we live in Hillcrest.

Frequently couples come for assistance in their relationship feeling exhausted from years of ongoing conflict that never gets resolved; or they may have faced a recent crisis which threatens to rupture their relationship.

I think that the most rewarding part of Imago relationship therapy is that despite these enormous challenges to the relationship, the Imago model focuses on the roots of the couple’s conflict being understood in such a way that it dissolves. In addition, deep and meaningful communication skills are learned and hope and safety between the couple is once again restored. The couple feels re-connected and exhaustion is replaced by gratitude and energy. The relationship comes alive again. This new found peace and joy then permeates other parts of the couples life such as the relationships with their children, their work experience and other meaningful relationships.


Carien du Toit

033 343 4409
Unit 1B, Mondi House, 380 Old Howick Road, Hilton


  • MA. Counselling Psychology (Stell) Cum Laude 2005
  • MTh Clinical Pastoral Care (Stell) 2001
  • Imago Therapist in training
I hold Masters Degrees in Counselling Psychology and in Clinical Pastoral Care (Stellenbosch, 2005; 2001) and started my own practice in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town (2005- 2012) and relocated to Hilton KZN. In my practice I consult with people of all age groups about a range of problems. I also consult with couples, families and people experiencing difficulties in their work relationships. I provide psychological services in both English and Afrikaans and have an interest in Imago Couples therapy changed my life forever….. I signed up for an Imago Singles Workshop not knowing what it entails but as a psychologist I was keen to do the training. Never had any theory made so much sense and helped me understand why I do relationships the way I do.

I felt ten tons lighter, more in tuned with myself and less of a failure in my relationships. Soon after I signed up for the training and started using this therapy in my own practice. Feeling the difference in my own life and seeing the changes in the couples I worked with I was sold on Imago. Because of the workshop I started doing relationships differently, more intentional, more consciously and started taking ownership of my projections and my issues. Doing the work prepared me for meeting my high school sweetheart again after 20 years. We are engaged and are blessed with a beautiful boy Danté.

We’ve done the workshop and continue to stretch ourselves in healing ourselves and healing each other. Because we are born in relationships, we get hurt in relationship and we are healed in relationships. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person”. Mignon Mclaughlin


Roxana Vahed

083 5 777-778
26 Park Lane, Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal

Family Therapist
Imago Therapist in Training

“The problem with communication is that we do not listen to understand, we listen to reply” (anon). Every relationship is unique, and different therapies resonate differently with people. As a qualified social worker, I support Imago Relationship Therapy. A relationship does not have to be “broken” before embarking upon the Imago journey. A relationship “tune-up” is just as important as a “fix”.Most relationship challenges stem from a weakness in communication, not in the skills of one or both partners, but in the bridge between different communication styles.

I help couples uncover not just the roots of their challenges, but also their own subconscious expectations and goals.All of this can be achieved through Imago Relationship Therapy, a programme which explores all facets of a relationship, builds on its strengths and explores the disconnects, both real and perceived, to build better and healthier bonds of communication.

A happy relationship isn’t a destination, it’s a journey, and I guide couples along that journey. Together, we create a framework for sustaining good communication practices that’s unique to each relationship.


Tammy Brink Styles

Office 1, Aloe Block, Fairway Green
3 Abrey Rd, Kloof, 3610
Master of Social Science (Psychology) 1994
Educational Psychologist
Imago Therapist in Training
Imago Workshop Presenter in Training
I completed my Masters in Psychology at UKZN in 1994 and qualified as an educational psychologist in 1995. I have worked in a range of therapeutic and assessment settings with children, adolescents and adults. I am a qualified Child and Family Mediator as well and am committed to working restoratively with individuals, couples and families.
 I discovered the world of Imago in 2013 in attending a Getting the Love You Want Workshop with my husband. This experience revolutionised my work entirely. I commenced immediately with the training to become an Imago Relationship Therapist. I have been working with couples using Imago therapy since and absolutely love the way in which it facilitates a safe space for couples to connect meaningfully, truly communicate effectively and transformatively, and gain deep insight and understanding about each other.
Relationships are the bedrock of healing and growth and Imago Relationship therapy is versatile in its applications. In addition to couples therapy, I use Imago principles when working with children and parents in understanding their developmental needs underlying ‘acting out’ behaviour; in working with family members together in family therapy and when working individually therapeutically.

I run Start Right-Stay Connected pre-marriage workshops for engaged/committed couples as well as Getting the Love You Want workshops for married couples.

I am married to Neill and we are blessed to have two precious children, a daughter and a son. Imago has transformed my own relationships and I am passionate about the potential it provides for relational healing and restoration.


Leah Richmond

Address : TBC

I completed my honours in Psychology in 2012 and started my practice immediately after, working predominantly with children and trauma. The therapy space has always been of vital importance to me; however I did not know what was lacking until I experience Imago and the magic it brings to the quality of the space between people.

Imago found me when I needed safety more than anything else. Through couples counselling and a weekend Getting the Love You Want workshop I discovered a new way to communicate and love, not only in my own relationships, but also in my practice.

Working with relationships is such a privilege and I am so excited to see what the rest of the journey has to teach me. 



Helen Anderson

Address : Rooms in Gillitts and Westville
  • M. Soc.Sci. Counselling Psychology (UKZN) Summa Cum Laude 2009
  • Certified Imago Therapist
  • Imago Workshop Presenter in training
  • Level One TRE Practitioner
  • Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Practitioner

Since I graduated from UKZN (Pietermaritzburg), with my Masters in Social Science (Counselling
Psychology) I have been in private practice, working with individuals and couples of all age groups. I
have a special interest in depression and anxiety, however I work extensively with all other
difficulties that bring my clients to my rooms. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques in my work,
including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and a Psychodynamic perspective,
depending on what is most suitable for each client, and of course, Imago Relationship Therapy. I am
also trained as a TRE Practitioner (Trauma Releasing Exercises) and I work in the Equine Facilitated
Psychotherapy field (working with horses as part of the client’s therapeutic journey)

After a difficult marriage that I sadly gave up on, I decided to explore the world of Imago with my life
partner, Mike. We attended a “Getting the Love You Want” workshop together, as well as some
Imago sessions as a couple, and I began training in this modality. We have never looked back from
the time we discovered the “magic” of this different way of being in a relationship! We now
understand why conflict occurs between us, and we have the tools to ensure that our differences
actually give us an opportunity to grow and heal together, rather than tearing us apart. And I am
delighted to say that my two beautiful adult daughters have also embraced the Imago way of being
in relationship with their partners!

Since I have been applying Imago Therapy with couples in my practice I have witnessed phenomenal
healing in the “space between” the beautiful souls that walk through my door. For so many of them,
this has been the final attempt to make it work, and they have found the key to a wonderful
relationship through Imago. I am a Certified Imago Therapist and a Workshop Presenter in training,
running “Getting The Love You Want” couples workshops on a regular basis. I truly believe in the
power of Imago and I would love every couple to experience it!