Cassandra Allen – Counsellor & Psychotherapist

My name is Cassandra, founder of Women Assist Counselling, Senior Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

About me
I have had many personal struggles in my life. My journey up until now has been traumatic, challenging, insightful and empowering. With over 10 years experience in counselling, I am a passionate counsellor, psychotherapist and advocate for women and adolescent girls well-being.

My goal is to support all women and adolescent girls to heal from emotional pain, overcome life challenges that gets in their way, learn skills to improve their well-being, plus discover new coping strategies, as well as, find their strength and life purpose.

 

My accreditation’s
Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling)
Advanced Certificate in Family & Relationship Counselling.
Advocate for White Ribbon Australia
Member of the Anxiety & Depression Association of Victoria (ADAVIC)
Founder of Women Assist Counselling for Women
Registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), which is a national peak body for counsellor’s and psychotherapists in Australia

My work experience

Women’s Counselling – I have worked with women who have experienced emotional distress, mental health issues and domestic violence.  Other issues I have assisted women has been with trauma, relationship difficulties, study and work, stress, grief and loss and loneliness.

Adolescent Counselling – I have had much experience counselling adolescent females. Working in secondary schools where I provided counselling to students. I also coordinated and facilitated a peer support group, which was a safe space for the girls to gain self awareness, improve self esteem. Teaching them coping strategies to reduce self-harm and find ways to deal with life’s difficulties such as, relationships, bullying, study stressors, etc.

Couples Counselling – Relationships are my specialty!  I have worked with couples, helping them to listen to each other and gain a clearer understanding of what has gone wrong in their relationship. I have assisted couples to both grow from their from their struggles, heal from their pain, and move forward to where they wanted to be in their relationship.

Trauma Counselling – Strong background in family violence, providing women who have been victims with counselling and emotional support so they can find their voice. I have done case management for victims of crime, working with those who have been impacted by stalking, emotional abuse, physical violence, psychological and financial abuse.

My counselling specialties
Acceptance & commitment therapy
Adolescents
Childhood trauma
Cognitive behaviour therapy
Couples
Dialectical behaviour therapy
Existential counselling
Gestalt counselling
Grief & Loss
LGBTQI
Person centred
Psychotherapy
Relationships
Solution focused
Victims of domestic/family violence

My promise to clients
I understand that when thoughts are disorganized, it can be challenging to make good choices. I provide non judgmental support and understanding. Together, we will explore your thoughts so you feel less alone and more able to sort out your issues in a productive way.

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