EFT is helpful, much more so than conventional psychotherapy. However we all have blind spots and a facilitator can help to eliminate these. She may have given up because she ran into a block. Sometimes tapping on an issue doesn't work, because we are not tapping on the right issue.
For example anger is all about control and not having control. Tapping on anger does not get to the root of the issue. Both of these issues must be thoroughly worked out to have lasting effect.
As for the money issues, some therapists are very skilled and are in demand. To weed out the insincere from the sincere fees are charged.
To gain this skill requires years of study, $10000s and unstoppable dedication to the betterment of mankind. This knowledge just didn't pop up and appear in some free ebook.
Paul Gleblic spent 7 years in a breakdown crisis. He suffered indescribable torment. From his pain he developed Inner Influencing because EFT and other modalities were not getting it. His efforts, to me invaluable to me and to many others. It is worth paying the extra. But nevertheless, learning the technique is about the price of a single (and virtually worthless) session with a conventional psychotherapist.
Also we require daily food intake, if we don't grow our own food then we must also trade for it using money.
These gifts are valuable, they are among the most valuable things available on this planet.
Hopefully someday humanity will evolve to a point that money is no longer needed. But we are not there yet.