When working in the NHS I was often aware of how often those I was working with wanted instant solutions to their problems. This was true both in the physical and the psychological domains.
All too often I had to explain that infections do not get resolved in an hour whether treated with essential oils or with antibiotics. In the same way depression is not resolved in a couple of days with psychotherapy, essential oils, antidepressants or any combination of the three.
I would often use analogies when explaining this likening, “curing depression” to the body getting fit. Going to the gym once will not result in a six pack. Nature takes time to build muscle.
In the same way, while there can often be symptomatic relief from my treatments, lasting change takes time and changes in habits in the case of some clients who spend too long at computers without breaks.