Owen is a highly respected psychotherapist, author, and former NHS Mental Health Lead. With over 25 years of experience in mental health, he is a leading voice in the field, regularly contributing to press and media on mental health issues. His warm and engaging speaking style, informed by his extensive experience and unique perspective, make him an ideal speaker for events related to mental health and well-being.
Why you should book Owen O'Kane for your next event
- Owen has over 25 years of experience in physical and mental health, with a dual medical and psychotherapy training. He has worked with a variety of clients, including those who are terminally ill, and has written three books that have been translated into over 30 languages worldwide. His extensive knowledge and expertise make him an ideal speaker for events related to mental health and well-being.
- His background growing up in Northern Ireland during a period of sectarian violence known as ‘the troubles’ has given him a unique perspective on the anxious mind. This experience has allowed him to better understand and connect with people who struggle with mental health issues.
- Owen’s warm, friendly, and down-to-earth speaking style makes him an engaging and relatable speaker. He is able to communicate complex ideas in an accessible and easy-to-understand way. He uses humour and personal anecdotes to connect with his audience and create a comfortable and supportive environment for discussion.
Owen is one of the UK’s leading Psychotherapists, Sunday Times Best Selling author and Former NHS Mental Health Lead. He has a dual medical and psychotherapy training.
His three books, Ten to Zen, Ten Times Happier and How to be your own Therapist have been translated into over 30 languages worldwide. Owen grew up in Northern Ireland during a period of sectarian violence known as ’the troubles,’ which he describes as a great training ground for understanding the anxious mind. He also spent 10 years of his career working with people who are terminally ill which has strongly influenced his work.
Owen contributes regularly to press and media on mental health issues. He is also a script advisor for BBC drama. He has a private practice in London and speaks at corporate and wellness events throughout Europe and further afield.
Owen’s speaking style is warm, friendly and down to earth. His goal is to de-pathologise mental health and encourage more ‘human’ conversations around this area.
He uses his 25 years of experience in physical and mental health to deliver talks that are informative, hopeful and full of humour. He believes that to be human is to struggle and that sometimes we just need a little guidance to navigate our way through.
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