Owen O’Kane

Owen O’Kane

Owen O’Kane is a psychotherapist, former NHS Mental Health Lead and Sunday Times bestselling 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 more than 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 at 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 workplace 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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A highly competent, knowledgeable mental health professional with a substantial range of expertise that sets him apart in his field. He delivers with passion, enthusiasm and energy.

When it comes to mental health, I suspect that all quick-fixes are bogus so am usually a sceptic of the self-help genre. Owen O’Kane’s book is a proud exception. Ten to Zen is clearly a work written by a serious clinician. It is not about providing some sort of perfect path to inner peace, rather it is an honest, eloquent, no-nonsense set of easy-to-use strategies for anybody seeking to find a way of improving their mental and emotional well being. I thoroughly recommended it.
Rob Rinder, Judge Rinder show

I’ve never been able to quieten my mind, but this book has helped me do just that! It’s packed with wisdom, time efficient techniques and rich experience that really will make a difference to your day and your life. Fantastic read that will benefit absolutely anyone who picks up the book. No matter how busy their brain is!
Kate Thornton, TV presenter

Owen has a niche profile with dual medical and psychology backgrounds. He is an exceptional trainer who has a specific training style that engages, entertains and inspires. He is a highly credible and consummate professional. His training sessions leave lasting positive memories that I can fully endorse.
Virgin Airways

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