Kate Loubet is an advocate, researcher, and the CEO of Heartfelt House from Wollongbar in the Northern Rivers of NSW. Her commitment to supporting adult survivors of historical childhood sexual abuse spans over 12 years, where she has professionally developed from volunteer to group facilitator, to now the CEO of Heartfelt House. In addition, she has extensive experience in the areas of domestic violence, child development and post-separation parenting. Recently, Kate was a panel member and presented to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on the topic of resilience and strength in the case study for the nature, cause and impact of child sexual abuse.

Kate is an active facilitator of community seminars and recently completed her Honours Degree at Southern Cross University. Her research explored how engagement in specialised group therapy programs for adult survivors of child sexual abuse impacts on participants’ social network. Kate’s determination and dedication to ensure ongoing funding for Heartfelt House has translated into successful submissions to the Federal Government. This has enabled the continuation of service delivery supporting and empowering group participants to realise their potential as individuals, partners, parents and community members. Kate’s passion for new knowledge is encapsulated in her heuristic ethos in work, parenting and drive for self-actualisation.