Meet Our Practitioners: Lesley Naylor


Child and Adolescent Therapist

I am a qualified senior Therapeutic Social Worker and play therapist. I have over 25 years experience of working with children and their families in a variety of Social Care and Health organisations, including CAMHS. Throughout my career I have always looked for new ways to understand and treat trauma and working with Sarah and the BUSS model has added a massive piece to the jigsaw for me.
From being trained by Sarah in 2016 I have had the opportunity to practice this way of working with children and their families and seen just how powerful it can be in improving things on a bodily and emotional level. I have found it is a model I can use to help build a strong foundation so that children can grow into themselves, have better focus and be in a place where they can benefit from other trauma therapies if needed.
I now use the BUSS model in all my work as a first step. I have been involved with Sarah and the BUSS team at Oakdale for a year, which includes training, direct work with children and families and training/supervision of BUSS therapists.
  • B.A. Hons in History/Politics
  • CQSW in Social Work
  • Diploma in Play Therapy
  • Certificate in Family Therapy
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1
  • Theraplay Level 1 and 2
  • EMDR (Level 1 and 2)
Professional Memberships:
  • Social Work England

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