August Wolff is a qualified Holistic Counsellor and Complimentary Therapist. They also hold a Diploma in Community Services as well as having 7 years experience in the disability sector supporting people with high support needs and intellectual disabilities through holistic care including animal therapies, art and music therapies, massage and social support.
In addition August has a Reiki Master certificate and has spent over 5 years studying various psycho-spiritual approaches, focussing heavily on shadow work and the effect of ritual and intention on overall wellbeing, as well as community and environmental connectedness. This has been complimented by 4 years of learning and experience in kink and sex-positive spaces around the world. This learning has informed an approach around sexuality and relating that values safety, reducing shame, overcoming trauma and educating others on the power of mindful space-holding.
They run workshops and educational sessions in Melbourne and interstate that focus on these principles and give people a safe and grounded space to explore sensual expression and authentic relating in a way that suits them.
Some approaches August employs include Gendlin Focussing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Art Therapy, Breathwork, Gestalt Therapy and Sound Healing Meditation. Their sessions tend to look at the Big Picture of a client's life which takes into account that physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social wellbeing is interconnected and each supports the other.
On a more personal note
Born in Australia to a German mother and Australian father,
August spent their childhood moving from one country to the other. Being raised on separate continents in varied family structures has given August a diverse cultural perspective on sex and relationships.
Their own experience navigating complex and inter-generational trauma through art-making, holistic wellbeing approaches and psychotherapy has given August both empathy and a strong determination to support others in healing.
August has a deep connection to nature and sees humans as inter-relational beings not just with others but also their environment. They see connection as a fundamental aspect to wellbeing and use creative means of fostering this in their own life and that of their clients.
Being queer, trans and non-monogamous allows August to value ways of being that unfortunately tend to be misrepresented and stigmatised. They do not believe in one 'right' way of being for everyone and are able to work empathically with people who may feel less understood in a cis gendered heterosexual monogamous over-culture.
August also has personal experience with a physical disability, having EDS and previously overcoming CFS. They see their art and professional work as a means of raising awareness of commonly overlooked issues and challenging dominant narratives society holds towards marginalised people, in particular when it comes to the sexual expression and body positivity of folks who are so often written out of the media and standard sex education models.
August sees clients privately in the northern suburbs and runs workshops in person around the country, internationally and online.
For more information please get in touch via the 'Contact' page