Olga Runciman

Board Member

Olga Runciman is the only psychologist in private practice in Denmark to specialize in extreme states (psychosis). She is an international trainer and speaker, writer, campaigner, and artist. She is a co-founder of the Danish Hearing Voices Network and the International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal.

She is also a board member for a variety of other organizations including Intervoice and The Danish Psychosocial Rehabilitation organization. She has taken the three-year Finnish Open Dialogue education in London and works today as a dialogical family therapist and trainer.


For many years prior to her current career, Olga worked as a nurse in neurology and psychiatry. She also knows psychiatry from the inside, having been a patient herself. She was told she was an incurable case. Today she is in the unique position of creating a bridge between patient and professional.