WHAT MY CLIENTS TELL ME

I had been having panic attacks nearly every day for weeks. Going to see Dr Eaton was the best decision I made, he saved me and brought me out of a very dark place. I had 5 sessions, which have benefited me no end, and shall stay with me through the rest of my life. Dr Eaton gave me the most precious, valuable and worthwhile gift in life I had lost – Hope. Thank you for giving me my life back – you are an incredible man and I shall never be able to thank you enough for the help you gave me. I have been able to compete my second year at university, and deal with life a whole lot better. I feel I have been given a second chance, something I never thought I would have. Dr Eaton is a complete professional. Without a shadow of a doubt I would recommend him to anyone who is plagued with the challenges of life. John has shown me how to live and enjoy life, feel confident and enjoy the present. Thank you John for guiding me through the storm and showing me the sunshine on the other side! You are an incredible man, it was a pleasure and privilege seeing you. Ms. BL Suffolk

I had been depressed for over three years but it got more serious after my girlfriend and I split up and I was feeling suicidal. I was in a dead-end job which I hated and I think it was that that contributed to my continual low moods and caused my girlfriend to end the relationship. I was also listening too much to people in my family, who are constantly putting me down, and that led to very low self-esteem. I have seen Dr Eaton a number of times now and, for me, it was one of the best things I have ever done. He really listened to me but he also pointed out things I was thinking and doing which were putting me in a bad place and that I never realised I was doing. Eventually I came to realise that mainly I got depressed because I wasn't really doing what I wanted to do in life. I have now left the job and have enrolled at College, retraining for a job I really want to do. I have also firmly told my family not to keep criticising me and although it took a while for the air to clear my relationships with them are now much improved. And I am much, much, happier. Thank you Dr Eaton. Mr AM London 

After one very bad argument with my wife which led to a temporary separation I realised I had an anger problem which needed dealing with. I was recommended to John by a friend and, after four appointments, the problem has been solved - hopefully for good. What I thought was an anger problem turned out to be something else - poor communication on my part, as well as my wife's. John taught me how to speak clearly when irritating problems came up, instead of ignoring things and letting the anger build up until it turned into rage. My wife also came to see John for two sessions and we now have a much better relationship. We also really enjoyed the sessions with John. In fact, during most of my sessions with him I was constantly laughing - he really does have a great sense of humour! Mr TL Surrey

I saw John for just 5 sessions for a 10-year gambling problem that had got out of control. I had never seen a therapist before and used to think it was new age baloney until my wife spoke to Dr Eaton and made me go. At that point I was spending over a thousand a week on the horses. Over six months have now gone by and I have not spent another penny in the bookies. What is more, I don't miss it at all and the money I have saved I spent on a cruise for me and my wife. Dr Eaton made it all seem so easy. Mr MC Berkshire 

I developed serious depression as a teenager after years of sexual abuse by a neighbour who called himself a 'family friend'. I got so used to it that I don't think I knew what it was like to be normal any more. Life seemed to me to be an endless grey sea of misery. I had seen three counsellors before but had got nowhere with any of them - one of them even told me that I would need to be in counselling with her for at least five years before I began to see results. But after a year talking about the abuse with her every week I seemed to be getting worse rather than better and had to increase the amount of anti-depressants I was taking. What a difference working with John Eaton! From the very first session I came away with real hope and a sense of excitement that I could finally beat that depression for good. Unlike the counsellors I met he was actually showing me what to do in order to get well. For example, I learnt that going for a run every day is a powerful way to get the endorphins flowing, which would give me a lift at the start of each day. But I think it was the EMDR technique that John uses that made the biggest difference. Those horrible memories of the abuse and the dead, panicky, feeling that came up with them are now no more. I mean, I still have the memories but they don't affect me any more. A year on and life is good. I have a great relationship with a new man that I met while I was seeing John and couldn't be happier. Thank you John. Miss AF Essex. 

Hi John. Just to say I have finally stopped using heroin after our sessions together. As you know I succeeded in getting my intake down from 140mg to 30mg per day over the past few years but just needed a little extra help and a few  pushes from you to give it up for good. Your addictions 'grid' is excellent and I keep it by me every day. That helps me notice when I am stressed and to keep a sharp look out for the triggers and the danger-zones to avoid in order to stay clean. I will be moving to the USA next September and I am so relieved that I can start a new life without this curse hanging over me. All the best.  Mr AW London 

I was initially sceptical about the process and what I thought could be an expensive waste of time. But it is probably the best thing I have ever done. You just have to enter into the process openly. I can hardly believe the difference just a few months work with John has made. I am able to do so much more now than six months ago and I'm finally feeling 'normal'. I feel in tune with my body in a way I never was before. I'll never go back to being the person I was before I became stressed - but that's my choice. I feel that a better 'me' has emerged from this process and I'm really excited about the future. Ms AJ Hertfordshire 

I was really down in the dumps after discovering that my partner had cheated on me and had been seeing someone else behind my back for 2 years. I stopped the relationship but couldn't stop myself crying day after day and I think I was in shock. Things got so bad that I had to take time off work sick and I was wondering whether I would ever get over it. John has been so kind with me but he can also be quite blunt when he feels that it is time to move on. And I have done so. Through his advice I have learned to ask for help from my wonderful mother and friends and have realised how important it is that at times like this how much you need people who love you. It has been a painful journey but I am slowly moving on from the heartbreak I have endured over the past year or so. John is a great healer and he is also a very wise man. If ever need to deal with the pain in your life he is the man to go to.  Ms FS Hertfordshire 

I have had bipolar depression since I was 16 and had always been told by my doctors that there was no cure and I would have so stay on medication for the rest of my life. How wrong they were! I have now learnt that it is possible to get rid of those mood swings if you learn how to get rid of stress and John has taught me how to do that. I had been struggling with business problems and money worries and that was the underlying reason I felt so low and panicky. With John's help I have let go of my 'bananas' (read John's book if you want to know what those are) and eventually I made the decision to sell my business. I live a much slower-paced life now and I am in a better state now than I have ever been in my life. I needed a lot of courage to make that decision but John has supported me every step of the way. For anyone out there who feels trapped and wants to get a better life then John is the man to go and see. Ms HI Berkshire 

What John taught me fits so well with what I was studying and beginning to practice as a trainee counsellor, but I felt I was comically inadept at recognising in myself how powerfully my Mind controlled me. To me it was obvious - I was upset because I'd become useless. I had to be useful, clever, get good grades, be a good counsellor, organise a perfect wedding, be a good stepmother, not offend anyone or get in their way, do as I'm told... the list went on. John calls these bananas - which makes more sense when you read his book. I laugh at it now. It took me months but I was resolute. I made a pack of cards, different colours for: restful activities, fun stuff, exercise, seeing friends, things I have to do, and so on.  I picked a few cards a day.  Of course because I think I have to be so damn productive I kept picking far too many cards every day and not managing everything!!  Haha.  I saw John once a fortnight to begin with, then once a month or so, the trip to London in itself did me good. Through John I learned to stop analysing my anxiety - to take action and move away from what was triggering it. Lately I've realised how scared I am of anxiety, and the fear and resistance themselves were paradoxically bringing on the panic. Oh dear! I handed my notice in at work - a really positive step in fact as it was a job I had been preparing to leave for some time.  We pared down our wedding to an evening do. I took a break from Counselling work. I did gentle exercise, and started to make myself socialise in nice small groups. I took a deep breath and told a bully in my life to back off. I slowly started to feel better. I got married and the wedding was magical, the honeymoon was gorgeous. Returning from honeymoon, I noticed I'd had no symptoms for weeks! Four months on, I feel good. I'm happily married, we laugh all the time. We're having a baby this summer. I recently qualified as a Counsellor and started to work again. I go to yoga classes and nice walks. I read and read and read. I've learned to cook.  Mrs RZ Sussex 

For me you are a magician. I don't know how you do it but you have a gift for cutting to the chase and getting to the core of the problem. But for you I would never have realised how my own mind has been triggering panic buttons after all these years. I still get negative thoughts but I have learnt either to do something about them or put them in a box with all the other rubbish that the mind creates and get on with doing something worthwhile. You will be pleased to know that I have finally faced up to the bully at work and have had no further problems from that quarter. I am now sleeping so much better too and it is a relief to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and clear instead of struggling through the day. Blessings on your work.  Mr JB London 

I knew I had a problem with alcohol for years but had been too frightened to do something about it. With the twisted thinking that many alcohol abusers develop I was scared to admit that I might be an alcoholic while also dreading having to give up drinking for good. After one particularly bad weekend when I was drunk continually from Friday lunch-time to Monday night - and then became ill with gastritis I knew I had to so something about it. And after a single session with John I stopped drinking for a whole month! He told me that giving up drink was a lot easier than I imagined and he was right. Once it got to me that getting drunk was not enjoyable and that all the reasons the Inner voice comes up with for needing a drink are just rubbish - I actually started to enjoy going without. And the relief at being able to do that was simply overpowering. Being able to look my wife in the face is also a huge boost to my self-esteem. Mr JS London 

Following the end of an abusive relationship I lost all confidence in myself and became frightened of every little thing. The panic attacks became so bad I stopped going out altogether and only managed to keep my job because I needed the money and forced myself to go work. Making any kind of decision seemed impossible. Eventually my boss noticed what was going on and I was referred to Dr Eaton through my BUPA insurance. Six sessions later I am well over it. The secret is to get think more positively and take small steps, one at a time, gradually going back to doing what you enjoyed doing before. Although BUPA will pay for six sessions I really only needed four as by that time I had gone back to going out again, taken up some new hobbies, and the panic attacks were almost gone. I strongly recommend that anybody with low self-esteem goes to see Dr Eaton. You won't regret it. Ms TB Kent 

I had been depressed for over three years but it got more serious after my girlfriend and I split up and I was feeling suicidal. I was in a dead-end job which I hated and I think it was that that contributed to my continual low moods and caused my girlfriend to end the relationship. I was also listening too much to people in my family, who are constantly putting me down, and that led to very low self-esteem. I have seen Dr Eaton a number of times now and, for me, it was one of the best things I have ever done. He really listened to me but he also pointed out things I was thinking and doing which were putting me in a bad place and never realised I was doing. Eventually I came to realise that mainly I got depressed because I wasn't really doing what I wanted to do in life. I have now left the job and have enrolled at College, retraining for a job I really want to do. I have also firmly told my family not to keep criticising me and although it took a while for the air to clear my relationships with them are now much improved. And I am much, much, happier. Thank you Dr Eaton. Mr AM  London