I acknowledge the strength and courage it has taken to reach out for help. I promise to meet you where you are - gently and mindfully.

Jo LockartClinical Social Worker
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Therapy style


My therapeutic style is non-pathologising conversational talk therapy, drawing on evidence based training in mindfulness, self compassion, relationship (attachment) theory, feminist principles, inner child therapy and somatic trauma informed care to meet your personal needs.

Individual counselling only. If you are interested in couples or family therapy, I would be pleased to offer suggestions for therapists or services who provide this type of counselling.

Telehealth therapy. Please get in touch if you prefer telehealth, available Australia wide, by either secure Zoom platform or telephone.

I have experiencing working with:

Building a resilient and joyful life

Bullying or harassment

Sexuality and gender identity issues

Vegan related issues

Grief and loss

Suicide and self harm

Life transitions

Managing emotions ie anxiety, sadness, anger, distress, fear

Complex childhood trauma

Relationship and intimacy issues

Young people and adolescents

Domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse

Kind Heart Counselling does not provide Medicare rebated counselling.   We can, however, offer a reduced fee, based on your situation.  Please speak to Jo if you would like more information.

Kind Heart Counselling is not a crisis service. If you are in crisis or experiencing high levels of distress, please reach out for support by calling Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467 Lifeline – 13 11 14 or Blue Knot Foundation (complex trauma helpline) – 1300 657 380. If it is an emergency call 000.

Duration & Fees
  • $160 – 60 mins session
  • Longer sessions available pro rata.
No-fee phone consultation
  • I offer a brief phone consultation, which allows us to talk about what you hope to get from the therapy and get an idea if we might be a good ‘fit’. Please email me if you’d like to arrange a suitable time for a free consultation.