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There is something incredibly powerful and special about Imani. - Phillipa R

Due to the team’s dedication and support I am now clean for two years this month. - Frank

We restore the future of those suffering from eating disorders

Treatment Programme Imani Addiction Services

The Imani eating disorder treatment programme is tailored to the individual needs of each client, and takes into consideration the way the disorder manifests itself in a person's lifestyle. Treatment can take 4 weeks to 6 months depending on what is required.

The counselling team guides the individual in learning assertiveness skills, positive body image, self-esteem, feeling management and relapse prevention.

We aim to restore the individual to a place of self-acceptance and self-worth, where he or she can pursue a rich and rewarding life, free of fear and despair.

Activities include:

  • One-on-one counselling
  • Daily therapeutic community groups
  • Psychodynamic groups dealing exclusively with feelings
  • Fellowship groups
  • Family work
  • Meal planning
  • Food shopping
  • Meal outings
  • Theme evenings
  • Monitored exercise
  • Movement therapy
  • Artistic expression

Click here to see the full schedule of the eating disorder treatment programme at Imani (pdf file).

To get an idea of how the programme has helped our past clients, please read some of our success stories and client testimonials.

Imani restores faith in the future for those suffering from eating disorders.

A message from the director

I am extremely proud of the work we do at Imani and of my team of professionals, some of whom are in recovery themselves and all of whom are fiercely dedicated to the treatment of this life threatening illness. Without their dedication and passion Imani would never be what it is today.

My dream and goal for Imani is to keep growing and moving forward both in the way we treat eating disorders and in the amount of people we are able to assist. It is said in our fellowship that the message and goal is that “NO ADDICT NEED EVER DIE FROM THIS DISEASE” this is our ultimate aim at Imani.

No addict ever need die from this disease nor do they need to live the desperately dark life associated with this illness. WE DO RECOVER. It takes courage to change, but it is possible, and at Imani we will do everything in our power to show you how!



I remember coming into Imani and being so sure that I would only be staying for two weeks. I ended up staying for four months. In that time I went from being sure I could not be helped to being sure I could be if I was open to it. I began to see what was possible. It all grows more every day, the longer I stay connected and committed. I learn more about myself and how I want to make my way in the world. And really, that all started when I came into recovery, which started when I came into Imani.

I needed help learning how to face and deal with things in my past and with life in general. I was shown a way that worked for me and helped me to do it. I felt held as I learned and unpacked. It was often painful and still is, but with the support I received - and still receive - I have been able to keep going. Often stumbling but still going forward. I feel so grateful for this journey, challenging as it is. For me it has been so worthwhile. I think about how much I have been able to gain and grow and I am almost moved to tears.



How we can help

Contrary to common misconceptions, eating disorders are more than a reaction to societal pressures on women to conform to a fashionable waistline. These pervasive conditions are, in fact, emotional, physical and even spiritual maladies that leave the individual feeling empty, alone and desolate in all aspects of life.

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Our Location

Imani Treatment
38 Alexandra Road, Wynberg, South Africa
T: +27 (0) 21 761 0740