Nick Duffell, Trauma, Abandonment and Privilege (2017)

Nick Duffell discusses his book Trauma, Abandonment and Privilege: A Guide to Therapeutic Work with Boarding School Survivors. The book uses the term ‘survivors’ because the effect on adults of being sent away to board in childhood and the problems associated with boarding, although downplayed and even denied, can be emotionally and psychologically devastating. Survivors often describe their time at boarding school and its aftermath using terms such as neglect, betrayal, grief, rage, abuse, confusion, sadness, helplessness, loneliness, and anger.

The full interview is available to listen to here, via Legalise Freedom on Youtube.