Frequently asked questions
SoulAdvisor is an online booking platform, seamlessly connecting health-conscious clients to highly qualified practitioners from our purpose-driven global collective.
In addition, SoulAdvisor has set up a not-for-profit foundation, the SoulAdvisor Foundation Limited, to advance education and promote awareness of complementary medicine in the public health domain.
Visit our About Us page to learn more about our integrated offering.
At SoulAdvisor, our purpose is to protect the integrity of our community by delivering the highest quality of care from our trusted wellness practitioners to our clients.
Through our meticulous practitioner qualification process, governance framework, ongoing research, evidence-based educational content and values-based team, we are a trusted resource for your overall health and wellbeing.
Elain Younn is the founder of SoulAdvisor and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our global collective.
After a difficult start to life and a nomadic childhood fleeing the Khmer Rouge, Elain arrived in Sydney as a refugee. After many years in Australia, she later returned to her home country of Cambodia. Throughout her life journey, Elain always found personal healing through various wellness modalities.
Now a practitioner herself, she felt compelled to create an easier way to connect consumers with wellness practitioners, whether from around the corner or around the world.
Listen to her story...
SoulAdvisor is an international team of purpose-driven professionals, who collectively contribute to our vision of global wellness and, in the process, healing our world.
Our executive team includes:
⋇ Global CEO and Founder, Elain Younn
⋇ CEO of Australia and New Zealand, Deborah Shepherd
⋇ Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Katrina Savell
We are supported by a growing team of experts in the fields of digital marketing and social media, IT development, content development and publishing, finance and administration, public relations, practitioner relations and human resources.
We are also supported by various specialist providers with legal, accounting, recruitment, marketing, financial modelling and graphic design services.
We anticipate as SoulAdvisor grows, further opportunities will open for others to bring their skills and expertise into this global community.
Promoting the right practitioners is integral to our purpose and imperative for us to build trust with our brand.
We have welcomed complementary wellness professionals and healers from across the globe, who have been carefully selected through a considered qualification process.
Our practitioners offer a vast number of therapies via both in studio and online consultations.
We have created a unique qualification process for practitioners to become an endorsed provider on our site.
To ensure transparency with our clients, we encourage you to read our detailed qualification process to learn more.
Once you have selected your therapy by using the search toolbar on the homepage or browsing the therapy categories, you can find out more about the practitioners offering your chosen therapy by clicking on their profile.
Each practitioner profile includes a biography, photos, accreditations, and treatment pricing for you to learn more about their service.
We encourage you to use the complimentary ‘discovery call session’ to connect with your practitioner and determine whether they meet your needs before you schedule a treatment.
Discovery calls are a one-off, free 15-minute session with a practitioner of your choosing. This is an opportunity to ensure their offering connects with your wellness concerns.
This service allows you to ask questions, learn more about their expertise, and establish a relationship. If you feel comfortable that a practitioner is a good fit, you can decide to move forward by scheduling a treatment.
You need to create a free customer account and log in to the platform before you can make a booking. You can then select your preferred practitioner and book their service directly through their profile. Follow the step-by-step process to select a date and time for your consultation and make your payment to secure your treatment.
The only time you may incur a small cost is if you cancel your appointment (please refer to our cancellation and refund policy for more detail).
You can contact a practitioner directly using our discovery call service that is available on the practitioner profile. To learn more about this offering, please refer to our ‘Connecting with a practitioner’ in FAQs.
We encourage all interactions between our clients and our practitioners to be made on the booking platform to ensure we can appropriately manage any communication or other issues, should they arise.
During the booking process, payment is made seamlessly after selecting the date and time for your consultation. Once you have made your payment, your booking is secured. You will receive a confirmation email when the practitioner has confirmed their availability.
If you wish to cancel your scheduled treatment, you need to do so at least 24 hours before the treatment start time in order to receive a full refund minus a small processing fee (1.75% + $0.30 for domestic cards and 2.9% + $0.30 for international cards). This is because we use a third party to process our payments and no funds are held on our platform.
If you cancel your booking less than 24 hours before your treatment start time, you will not receive a refund.
If the cancellation was made by the practitioner, you will receive a full refund.
If you have any concerns relating to cancellations and refunds, please contact us at [email protected].
We invite interested parties to contribute to ‘Your Sanctuary’, our content hub that features the latest in thought leadership, views and news in global health and wellness with original written submissions. This may also include a story or experience that may help to inspire and enrich the lives of others.
We encourage content that is informative but accessible, easy to read and engaging to our readers to facilitate commentary and shares online. We have a stringent editorial process to ensure the highest-quality standards for our readers.
For more information, please read our editorial guidelines.
We exist to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of all.
By using our services, you are supporting a purpose-driven business in the complementary health and wellness space. Profits generated are used to fund our not-for-profit, SoulAdvisor Foundation Limited, to advance research and support the growth of the industry.
If you have used our services, we thank you for helping us on our mission to Heal Our World through promoting awareness of the traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) industry and how it can support you in your wellness journey.
SoulAdvisor’s dedicated content hub, ‘Your Sanctuary’, houses an extensive range of content including blogs, articles and reviews from our Global Collective as well as subject matter experts and industry thought leaders in the Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Allied Health sectors.
We invite our practitioners to contribute original written content for Your Sanctuary to increase their exposure by leveraging our investment in SEO.
Other opportunities to share your knowledge and contribute to the SoulAdvisor community are available through our online forums, webinars and events.
By becoming a SoulAdvisor practitioner, you benefit from our comprehensive marketing, brand and communications programs, developed and run by our team of experts in content generation, social media, SEO, digital marketing, email marketing and public relations. Our marketing is designed to help you amplify your personal brand reach, grow your business and generate clients.
The team also runs special events, such as virtual wellness forums and webinars, to further promote our practitioners.
We are continually working with aligned associations, industry bodies and marketing collaborations with the view to presenting a united, strong brand presence, and in doing so, raise the profile of your business, our collective and the industry as a whole.
SoulAdvisor handles bookings, payments and cancellations for you, allowing you to focus on your clients instead.
We provide an easy-to-use, seamless booking process and calendar syncing to enable your customers to book an appointment with you on-the-spot at a time that is convenient for both of you.
We automate the payment process for you through our third-party payment processor, Stripe, allowing you to receive payment from your customers when they make a booking.
Cancellations are a part of running a business, and we all have been impacted by a client cancelling on short notice. Through our cancellation policy, all those tricky conversations are dealt with on your behalf.