Counselling psychologist and Grace Counselling Director, Deb Mun-Gavin, shares tools on how to thrive! 

Not just survive.

Thriving in our fast paced world is easier said than done. There are constant demands and distractions that shout for our attention. Deb reminds us how important it is to intentionally carve out time to implement practices in our daily life that will help us thrive. She shares six life-changing, practical and doable tools with us.

You don’t want to miss this thought-provoking session!


personal growth courses

The Courses below are Biblically-based and will equip you with practical tools for personal and spiritual growth.


    The Wholeness Course runs twice a year at Grace Family Church and brings together the five areas of human function the spiritual, rational, behavioural, physical and emotional aspects of self. Attenders will better understand why they think, feel and behave the way they do.

    Wholeness gives a practical framework for understanding how all areas of our life fits into God’s plan, and the tools that help us grow closer in our relationships with Him.

    Please note that this course is a pre-requisite to the main annual Wholeness Counselling Training Course.

    Costs | R50 fee for the Wholeness manual.

    The Wholeness Course can also be purchased on DVD with accompanying manual for R150.

    Tel 031 003 1830,

  • freedom in christ

    The award-winning Freedom In Christ Discipleship Course is a proven and effective way for churches to help Christians become fruitful disciples. It involves 13 sessions and a ministry component called the Steps to Freedom in Christ. Churches normally run a session a week, with an Away Day for the Steps between Sessions 9 and 10, making it a 13-14 week course. However, there is some flexibility in how the course is run, and different options are laid out in the Leaders Guide to ensure you get the right fit for your situation.

    Olive Tree Church, Tim 031 303 9063,


    It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend. You’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. 

    “Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”

    GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. If you are looking for a support group, get to the GriefShare website and enter your suburb to search for a group near you.

    The next course will be run in March 2019 - you can register or find out more at

    Contact for more info.

  • imago premarital workshops

    How do you transition form romantic love and embark on the journey of real love, and what is the difference? 

    How do you understand and accept your partner when his/her perspective is sometimes / often different from your own? 

    How do you become joined together and yet retain your own sense of identity?

    A critical component of wedding planning is preparing yourself for marriage, to ensure that you and your partner have the foundations in place for lasting and committed life together. There is no formula for fulfilling marriage, but there are fundamental keys to unlocking a beautiful and connected joining of two personalities and lives.

    Based on Imago Relationship Theory as developed by Harville Hendrix and Helen la Kelly-Hunt, Imago Pre-Marital Workshops are a one-day, long-term investment in enriching your relationship that will help you discover the gems of commitment, connections and communication as crucial to relational success. In this theory, Imago literally means your 'image of love', and the focus of the workshop is to help you understand yourself and your partner in a new way. You will learn valuable relationship tools that will help to build a meaningful and practically applicable insight into your relationship.

    Email | for the next workshop.

    Tammy Brink Styles is a registered psychologist with over twenty years experience. She is based in the Highway area and is trained in Imago Relationship Therapy. Tammy is happily married with two children and has experienced the tools of Imago in her own relationship.

  • powerful and free

    This 10-week emotional wellness course deals with issues like co-dependency, feelings, boundaries, anger, workaholism, guilt and more.

    Immanuel Church, Tel 031 562 0961,

  • divorcecare

    You don’t have to go through it alone !

    Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.

    DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

boundaries - a 5 day challenge

Do you feel like others have more control over your life than they should? Do you feel guilty or afraid when you consider telling someone "no"? Maybe it's time to learn the power of boundaries with this 5-day challenge.

For more information on boundaries, mail


These workshops are structured with short pieces of theory to the group of couples (no more than about 8 couples) and then opportunities for connecting and communication experiences between you as a couple. These are done on your own or with the facilitation of either my colleague, Helen or myself, if requested. These are not done in front of other couples. There are demonstrations of the dialogue processes we teach, but these are voluntary and there is no pressure there. It is run by myself and another psychologist and we provide a confidential and safe environment for our couples.

In the workshop you gain insight into how patterns of reaction and frustration occur and how to develop a new way of being in relationship. Personally as an Imago therapist I think that all couples can benefit from this workshop as it only serves to enhance your relationship. It is particularly helpful when there has been a history of ruptured connection and a couple is wanting to move forward and commit to a more constructive way of relating to each other. It really provides a platform for relational healing and growth!

Below is an excerpt from our Information form to couples who are interested in registering for our workshop:

Imago therapy is a form of couples therapy designed to develop and strengthen relational connection and commitment. The concept of ‘Imago’ literally means one’s ‘image of love’. The Imago Getting The Love You Want Workshop is designed to help couples learn valuable tools for communication, connection, commitment, and conflict resolution. It facilitates understanding of each other’s imago as you journey in love and life together. Based on the book Getting The Love You Want by Harville Hendrix and his wife Helen La Kelly Hunt, this workshop by the same name, facilitates understanding of how and why patterns of conflict occur in committed relationships and provides a safe and confidential space in which to learn and experience a new way to love.

Refer any couples you believe would benefit from attending. We are able to submit to your medical aid or make use of your Primary Minimum Benefits should you require to do so.

Tammy Styles

Educational Psychologist, Child and Family Mediator,  and Imago Relationship Therapist

Pr No. 8632952

HPCSA Reg No. PS0050539

Cell: 0820969937