Seven years ago, I plopped down on John’s yellow sofa. I was angry, hypervigilant and jumping out of my skin with anxiety. John was recommended to me by a friend for help with a litany of lifelong emotional challenges, including a mood disorder. Having experienced years of wimpy therapy, I walked into John’s space a sceptic. My first impression of John was of someone scrupulously non-judgmental, genuine and kind.
As a result, I found that I could be completely honest with John, which was a first. John’s methodology is evidence-based. It’s comforting knowing that each of John’s suggestions for plans of action are based on evidence from myriad studies demonstrating effectiveness of the approach. John complements pragmatism with broad flexibility. For me, that means my treatment is based on the objectivity of science, as well as the latitude to tailor treatment to my unique needs. John provides me with powerful, pragmatic tools to execute the plans we devise. There is nothing more empowering than knowing that if a challenge arises, all I need do is locate the appropriate tool, deploy it and resolve the issue. The most exhilarating aspect of therapy with John is his ability to guide me to jaw-dropping insights; the “aha” moments. John takes full advantage of these celebratory moments to build clarity and growth. In conclusion, my life is no longer a living hell. I can’t express how humbly grateful I am to John for guiding me to a life of joy, self-actualization and peace.