A psychotherapist, best-selling author and hugely influential mental health speaker, Owen O’Kane is known for his best-selling book Ten to Zen. An expert in all areas of mental health, Owen takes a pioneering approach to wellbeing and uses his experiences to help audiences everywhere live a peaceful and fulfilled life. When booked as a mental health speaker he relives events in his own life as well as utilising tried and tested scientific techniques to captivate audiences.
As well as offering his own psychotherapy services, Owen has released two self-help books that have gained global acclaim. Ten to Zen featured on the prestigious Sunday Times best-seller’s list and includes his insights from over 25 years in physical and mental health organisations. Over the course of his career, Owen has worked as an NHS Mental Health Clinical lead helping a whole host of people overcome their issues. After dedicating his professional career to helping others in a medical sense he now wants to do the same in his role as a speaker. During his mental health speaking events, he often recalls fascinating anecdotes from his own life to give people the necessary tools to combat stress and improve their quality of life.
Growing up in Belfast Owen coped with his fair share of adversity. This included being relentlessly bullied at school, an experience that shaped him as he grew up. He also spent some time working in palliative care during his early career helping those at the end of their lives.
All of Owen’s mental health speaking events use mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychotherapy and more to help audiences instil a positive mindset. His speaking events are always a hit and he’s worked alongside the likes of the BBC and Virgin so far.
“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.”