Founder, Clinical Counselling & Psychotherapy Practitioner

My name is Cassandra Allen. I’m a non-aboriginal woman, born and raised in the Kulin nation and living in Wurundjeri Country. I’m a certified clinical counselling, psychotherapy practitioner, clinical supervisor, and trauma expert!

I’m a passionate advocate for women’s mental health & well-being, and I’m always ready to support those ready to explore their thoughts, feelings & behavioural patterns.

My purpose is to support other women by walking alongside them without judgement while they begin to step out of their personal comfort limitations and discover the connection of themself.

I’m a survivor of family and domestic violence and have overcome many struggles in my own life. My journey has been challenging, insightful, and, most of all, empowering! Once I began healing from my own traumas, I became highly motivated to support other women with their healing journey. So in 2016, I founded Women Assist so I could focus on women’s mental health and well-being.

My work is meaningful & transformative for others while simultaneously transforming, supporting and facilitating my own personal growth. Much of my work experience over the past 10 years has been working with trauma and relationship breakdowns.


Bachelor of Social Science in Counselling.

Registered member of PACFA (Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia).

Counselling style – I use a client-focused and trauma-integrated approach. I find it interesting to learn and understand peoples journey’s up until ‘why’ they have booked a session to see me. I’m curious and listen without judgement.

We may go back and forth in your life. Still, it’s absolutely necessary for me to know so that I can assist with your healing, so you can move forward from the issue or the trauma, become present in your current life, and not go backwards (depression) and go too far forward (anxiety). It may sound like a bit of work; however, you won’t even notice once in a session. It will be like chatting with a friend but with professional boundaries. These boundaries can never be overstepped as they will end the therapeutic relationship immediately.

Counsellor self-care – My self-care is spending time outdoors in nature. I love trees and feel so grounded when I’m next to them. I always encourage my clients to go outside and spend time with nature. I believe that now, more than ever, we need to listen to our mother earth – this connection is essential for healing, well-being and harmony!

Winner of the Enablement Award for the
Most Outstanding Supporter of Women’s Mental Health & Wellbeing in Australia 2022