My name is Cassandra Allen, founder of Women Assist. I support those who are ready to explore their emotions, behavioural patterns, relationships and traumas.
I’m passionate about my work, it’s 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.
Accreditation’s – I hold a Bachelor of Social Science in Counselling. Registered member of PACFA (Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia). I attend professional development programs a number of times throughout the year, as well as having clinical supervision regularly.
Counselling style – 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.
Online counselling is great! All you need to do is find a relaxed, comfortable and safe space so you can engage comfortably in the therapeutic process, which is key to relaxation. Once relaxed and boundaries are established naturally, rapport is built, we then get to work on the issue and your therapy goals.
We may go back and forth in your life but its absolutely necessary for me to know, so I can assist with your healing, so you can move forward from the issue or the trauma, become present in your current life, not going backwards (depression) and going to far forward (anxiety). It may sound like a bit of work; however, you won’t even notice once in session. It will be like chatting to a friend with professional boundaries. These boundaries can never be overstepped as it will end the therapeutic relationship immediately.
You can see me once, twice, ten times, fifty times, one hundred times, I WILL BE THERE to facilitate your thoughts, ground you, teach you coping skills, provide psycho-education where necessary, help you to see empathy for other individuals, which guarantees changed behaviours, relationship issues and more!