In his introduction toOn Becoming a PersonCarl Rogers recounts how he worked with a mother to help her deal with her child who was 'something of a hellion'. He spent time with the mother gently interpreting her behaviour and showing her the evidence that supported his own insight that it was her early rejection of her son that caused his problems. He got nowhere with her, despite his best efforts and eventually gave up. They both agreed that the therapy had failed. As the woman got up to leave his office, she asked if he did adult counselling.