First of all, you may have the limited belief that you cannot heal yourself or get rid of a specific issue, while actually it is all about you and your belief system. I, as a practitioner, facilitate the technique giving you the tools to do the great work. When you start believing in yourself, then real transformation can happen.
The number of EFT sessions you will need depends on your issue. Some people experience relief in one session, while others may need two, three or more sessions to eliminate all the different aspects linked to their problem / issue / trauma.
We are complex human beings and we all react differently faced with a similar situation.
Once-off sessions can work but are not guaranteed to be as effective as a block of several sessions. EFT is a very efficient tool. Nevertheless, certain unconscious patterns or issues, emotional or physical blockages, may require consistency in the practice of EFT, including self-discipline (homework) between sessions.
This is the reason why, in order to get the best results and guidance that you need, new clients are requested to book a minimum of 3 sessions (60 minutes each). I find it to be the minimum required to see and gain long-lasting results. After the 3 sessions, existing or previous clients have the opportunity to book once-off sessions as many times as they need it.
I personally got rid of the PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) I had been suffering for many years in less than 8 EFT sessions. YES ! I also did my tapping homework, which helped me accelerate the process of putting a final term to my PTSD symptoms. EFT sessions with your practitioner coupled with personal commitment and motivation is key to success.