The power of love. That's how Stephen O'Brien describes his remarkable ability to commune with the spirit world. And he's certainly helped countless scores of grieving relatives come to terms with the death of a loved one.
As one of Britain's brightest young mediums, Stephen offers hope of life after death to those who have lost all hope. For his messages from the other side are often so direct and detailed that nobody dares to accuse him of fakery, telepathy or hype.
Once you've met him you wouldn't want to either. A gentle soul with a wicked sense of humour, Stephen talks away so naturally about his uncanny psychic skills, you could just as well be chatting about the weather.
And that's just the way he wants it to be.
Stephen first became aware of his powers at the age of 10, when he continually heard phantom hands hammering on his bedroom door in the dead of night.
When his mother died and she visited him from beyond the grave, he knew he had a mission to fulfil. He began travelling the country, asking only for his petrol money to spread the word to a wider audience, and now his meetings attract hundreds of people . . .