My work is Informed by psychoanalytic theory, broadly from an Object Relations perspective.
Welcome to Wayne Featherstone Online
Psychotherapy, Counselling & Professional Services
I usually work with individual adults, and sometimes with couples or families. I also work with groups.
I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 30 years’ experience. Apart from private practice, I have previously worked in a number of settings including Adult Psychiatry, Community Mental Health Clinics, and also Primary Mental Health.
I also have experience in Community Health, Not-for-Profit, as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry settings.
I have a special interest in the importance of creative endeavours for a person's overall mental health and life satisfaction, and experience in working with blocks to creative potential.
While many of the people who have taught me about the importance of creativity over my years of practice have been artists of various kinds, it is important also to affirm with Fred Hollows that to leave behind a garden, or to raise a happy, self-respecting child is a profoundly creative activity that leaves the world a better place.
My patients have also taught me that no matter what the painful circumstances or history a person may have experienced, a respectful, life-affirming relationship with a person such as a therapist can lead to positive change, given commitment and hard work on both sides.