Helen Malgas


Helen Malgas is a Counselling Psychologist in private practice in Plumstead, Cape Town.  She is also employed as an independent contractor to the City of Cape Town Health Department where she facilitates groups for nurses and social workers employed at various primary healthcare facilities throughout Cape Town.  Previously Helen worked as student counsellor at the University of Cape Town and as HIV/AIDS Counsellor at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Health Clinic.  Helen has found her “therapeutic home” in Narrative Therapy and is an active member of the Narrative Therapy community in Cape Town. She remains committed to growing her skills as a narrative practitioner and to finding creative ways of sharing her expertise with others in her community.

Community and Trauma Workshop presented by Elize Morkel and Helen Malgas

In this two day workshop Elize and Helen will look at issues of social justice and how it impacts the work that we do in under-resourced communities in South Africa. We will reflect on the impact of economic inequality and discuss and illustrate community ways of working where resources are limited and individual therapeutic work is not cost effective.  We will also look at the impact of trauma and discuss and illustrate ways in which to address trauma which is so prevalent in communities that struggle with issues of poverty. Narrative practices provide useful lenses and practices which will be discussed, illustrated and practices during the workshop.

Dates: Thursday 24 May & Friday 25 May 2018

Venue: Helderberg DR Church, Firmount Road, Somerset West

Times: 09h00 – 16h30

Fees: R 1800  Students R1200  (Teas included, but no lunches)