John McKeown trained in London as an Addiction Counsellor and Clinical Psychotherapist at Guy’s, St Thomas’s and King’s School of Medicine. He is registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and has worked in the addiction and mental health field since 1987. He has helped to develop many inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation clinics across the UK.
John was instrumental in setting up the first drug and alcohol rehabilitation project in the British prison system. He also ran a private practice and consultancy in Harley Street London, providing services to several premier league football clubs, working clinically and delivering education programmes.
In 2007 John co-wrote a self-help autobiographical book with Paul Gascoigne (Being Gazza, my journey to hell and back).