Owen O’Neil

Melbourne | Telehealth

Individual & Relationship Therapy
Owen is an endorsed counselling psychologist who enjoys working with members of the LGBTIQAP+, brotherboy and sistergirl communities, people who have experienced trauma, and people who struggle with their drug and alcohol use.

He is particularly interested in working at the intersection of these groups. Owen is sex, kink, and sex-work positive. He has a keen interest in relationship counselling, especially with queer couples and people in poly and CNM relationships. The inclusive and affirming culture at Haven is one of the aspects of his job that brings him the most joy and pride.

Owen takes a strengths-based approach and employs a range of therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Narrative Therapy.

He has experience across a range of government and non-government organisations including headspace, Twenty10 Inc. the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service, Queensland Positive People, and Queensland Health Youth Alcohol and Drug Service. Owen has volunteered as a telephone counsellor at both Lifeline and QLife, as a group facilitator at Wayahead, and as a mentor at Centre for Hope.

Owen studied music for many years and enjoyed a brief career as a professional opera singer, working with various opera companies and ensembles.

Owen is a proud member of the LGBTIQAP+ community and his pronouns are he/him/his.

Qualifications/Industry Associations:
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
  • Member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
  • Member of the Australian Professional Association for Transgender Health (AusPATH)

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