Our clinicians 

James Hicks

Clinic Lead and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist 

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James is an accredited CBT therapist who qualified at Exeter University. He has a history of working with people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems across both the NHS and voluntary sector. James has a special interest in helping to improve treatments for specific phobias and hoarding problems. Most recently, he has been working at the University of Bath conducting research into peoples experiences of receiving treatment for hoarding problems. He also works as a clinical skills lecturer and supervisor for Exeter University.   

Dr Louise Waddington

Clinical Psychologist


Louise is a clinical psychologist and accredited CBT practitioner with a strong interest in improving access to evidence-based therapies. Her background includes working as a therapist on research trials of different psychological therapies for anxiety disorders and depression. She established the CBT programmes at Cardiff University and is Therapies Director for the  south Wales Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology.

Dr James Gregory

Clinical Psychologist


James qualified as a clinical psychologist from University College London in 2008 and he then completed a post-graduate diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) at the Institute of Psychiatry in 2010. James has worked in various mental health services, including Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services and secondary care services in London and Bristol. More recently he worked at the Centre for Specialist Psychological Treatments of Anxiety and Related Problems at the University of Bath before it closed in October 2019. James has a number of research interests including developing treatment models for Hoarding Disorder. James provides expert  supervision services to our practitioners at NOSA.      

Dr Josie Millar

Clinical Psychologist

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Josie qualified as Clinical Psychologist from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2006. During her clinical training, Josie developed a special interest in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and has been undertaking both research and clinical work in this area for the past 13 years. In 2010, Josie moved to the UK to work and study with Professor Paul Salkovskis, to further develop work on intensive treatments for OCD. Josie specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for people with severe and complex OCD. Josie provides specialist CBT on an outreach basis to patients nationally. Josie is a dedicated and highly motivated Scientist Practitioner, she believes strongly in working with people to find a collaborative approach to overcoming their difficulties and reclaiming their life from OCD.

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