Practitioner Name:          Venessa McNicol

Business name:               The Soul Within

ABN:                                 51 872 021 792


2020 - CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling 

2012 – TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

2012 – CHC40508 Certificate IV in Mental Health       

2008 – 90047N Certificate IV in Gemmological Studies

2008 – 30724QLD Certificate IV in Vibrational Therapies

2000 – ARC-SA Certificate II in a Small Business Traineeship



Combined Professional Indemnity and Public and Products Liability Insurance Policy to the limit of $20,000,000 through BMS Risk Solutions. Policy number: OB201082A/IICTAUS



Full membership to the International Institute for Complementary Therapists.

-Member number: 2007018938. Annual membership valid until 1/7/2022.

Level 1 membership to the Australian Counselling Association.

-Member number 17060. Annual membership valid until 8/10/2022.



DCSI Vulnerable Person Related Employment Screening. Reference: 11500955 - Verified: 5/10/2021 

DCSI Working with Children Check. Reference 11500956. Id: SRN 0044-1858 - Verified: 5/10/2021

Police Clearance. Ref. ICN-20210921LH-021 – Verified: 21/9/2021


Risk Management:         

First Aid Training: Refresher completed 22/7/2020

Child Safe Environments / Responding to Abuse & Neglect: Refresher completed 31/7/2020

Professional Development:

2020: Quality, Safety and You – NDIS Worker Orientation Module; NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

2020: Professional Education to Aged Care (PEAC) online program; Beyond Blue

2020: Working appropriately with Aboriginal and Torrens Strait Islander Peoples in My Aged Care as part of the Home Support Assessor Stream; Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

2020: Elder Abuse Prevention; State Government Victoria

2020: Working with Carers and the Care Relationship as part of the Home Support Assessor Stream; Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

2020: Infection Control Training – COVID 19; Australian Government Department of Health

2019: Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People as part of the Home Support Assessor Stream; Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

2018: Training in My Aged Care, Home Support Assessor; Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

2017: A three-phased approach - Working therapeutically with complex trauma clients; Blue Knot Foundation 2-day workshop

2016: Trauma-informed Care & Practice; working with ATSI peoples; Blue Knot Foundation

2015: Working with Trauma and the body; Adelaide Trauma Centre - Andrew Harkin 2-day workshop

2015: Disability Awareness Training; People With Disability Australia

2015: Working with adult male survivors of child sexual abuse; SAMSN

2015: Working with Adult Survivors of Complex Trauma; ASCA (Now Blue Knot Foundation)

2015: H2H Basic User Training; DCSI NAHA Training

2015: Recognise and Respond to Rape and Sexual Assault; Yarrow Place 2-day workshop

2015: Child Safe Environments – Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (Assessed); Tafe SA, Mt Barker

2015: CHCDFV301A: Recognise and Respond to Domestic and Family Violence; Lifeline DV Alert Training

2015: Responding to men who use violence and abuse; Dallas Coffey 3-day workshop

2013: Practitioner of Hypnotherapy; Australian Success Academy

2013: Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Tests (ASSIST) Brief Intervention (BI) Train the Trainer Workshop; DASSA World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Research in the Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Problems

2009: Reiki – Third Degree; Petta Musolino (First and second degree part of cert IV in Vibrational Therapy)

2009: Inner Child Personal Development Course; Adelaide Healing Energy Centre

2008 - 2009: Certificate in Energetic Spiritual Healing; Adelaide Healing Energy Centre

2002 - 2007: Mentored by Simon Sturt Bray in all aspects of jewellery design, repair and manufacture (through employment)


  • Co-developed and co-facilitated the program 'SMART Health & Wealth Goal Planning Program' in partnership with local service providers within the Fleurieu in 2020

  • Co-developed and co-facilitated the program 'Empowering Women to Grow and Achieve' in partnership with local service providers within the Murraylands in 2020

  • Created all graphic design for the Murray Bridge Regional Collaboration on Violence Against Women and Children including their logo, banner, and the publication ‘A Right to Be Heard!’ which was launched by MP Zoe Bettison in 2016 and still used as a local resource publication to this day

  • Established the Adelaide Hills Holistic (AHH) network to bring like-minded people together and share knowledge in 2014

  • Selected to speak at the 2011 theMHS Conference with a presentation on ‘The Spiritual Aspect of Recovery’ (Presentation was then successfully accepted into the book of proceedings) in 2011

  • Presented a variation of the same talk at the Mind 2011 Annual Conference

  • Developed and facilitated a Mindfulness workshop for consumers of the IPRSS Program at Mind in 2011

  • Selected to lease workshop space in the Jam Factory for 12 months in 2010 to produce Kovarskis Collection Jewellery

  • Invited to lead a guided meditation and speak on the science of gemmology and holistic therapy to the year 9 students at ‘Our Lady of the Sacred Heart’ School in 2008, and again in 2009

  • Invited to teach Gemmology directly after completing a qualification in 2008

CV’s, transcripts and certificates available on request