I often have folks who found the counseling process “too slow”.
I think that needs to be acknowledged. Counseling can be framed as a way to improve emotional literacy, and like numeracy, literacy, financial literacy, and many other skills, it will take a lot of time. Often months to years. Some will say a whole lifetime.
Awareness and knowledge of theory is not enough.
Application of the theory and living it consistently is key.
Moving from unconscious incompetence to unconscious competence will take time, commitment and patience.
It’s more like farming than a 100 meter race. Even if we can’t see the harvest yet, we can still appreciate the journey of getting there perhaps.