The experience of being rejected by one''s parent(s) can result in profound, prolonged grief and a plethora of adverse psychological effects on an individual''s development. In the vast body of counselling/psychotherapy literature on childhood abuse much has been written on its effects and recommended interventions for professional helpers. Most of this research has been focussed on physical/sexual abuse than on purely psychological, and still less on parental rejection specifically, save Rohner''s substantial work in the 1980s. This book is an in-depth, qualitative, heuristic research study exploring how people come to terms with parental rejection. The author was personally motivated to explore this topic and was one of four research participants (all counsellors) who had reached a stage of equanimity in their recovery and therefore had much to contribute. Many change processes were identified and presented in diagrammatic form. Her MSc project was awarded a distinction and recommended for publication by a leading UK counselling research author. It will be of interest and practical value to counselling researchers and therapists.