Owen O’Kane is a practising psychotherapist, former NHS Mental Health Lead and Sunday Times Best Selling Author. He has over 25 years’ experience in physical and mental health, providing him with a dual medical and psychotherapy background. His books have been translated into 30+ languages worldwide and he has been described as one of the UK’s leading psychotherapists.
Owen’s natural warm style make him a popular speaker, appearing on panels and talking at wellbeing festivals up and down the country, including Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival and Jake Humphrey’s High Performance Tour.
He has also worked with a number of big corporates, helping their teams avoid work-place stress and burnout.
He is a regular contributor to media including television, radio and print. His Tedx Talk: Bombs, Bullets, Bullying and a Piano offers a powerful first person testimony on how he transformed adversity into power, with thoughts on how others might do the same.
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Owen grew up in Northern Ireland during ‘the troubles’ which he describes as a great training ground for understanding trauma and anxiety. He has a down to earth and humorous approach to his work, with no hesitation in sharing his own challenges and normalising human struggle.
Owen spent the first half of his career working with the dying as a palliative care specialist, which significantly influences how he works today.
His mission is to help people get the best from their lives, especially those who may not ordinarily seek help. He regularly supports and collaborates with charities including Hospice UK, The Princess Trust, and a host of others, to help their campaigns for better mental health.
He is an active voice on LGBTQ+ rights and a former columnist for Attitude Magazine.
Owen continues to work clinically with his own private practice in London. He has many celebrity clients who have been quick to endorse his work.
His three books are Ten to Zen, Ten Times Happier and How to be your Own Therapist.
When not working Owen can be found walking Will The Westie, running and eating cake – not always in that order! He is a keen pianist and a lover of the countryside.
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