Necessary but Not Sufficient
If you go to any used book store, the self-help and business book sections will be some of the largest and often contain the most pristine copies. Why would so much good information that some company thought worth publishing be tossed away? The answer is that people are led to believe that simply reading the book will create change in their life and it does not.
Real change occurs in the context of a relationship. In a relationship, assumptions are challenged, new connections between old ideas are formed, and the internal struggle with the "Yes but" arguments can be processed through and resolved. In relationship there is also interactive planning assistance and accountability.
Counseling, Clinical Supervision, and Consulting provide a relationship with a person who has a helping others gain insight as a primary skill.