the NOSA team

our team of clinicians


James Hicks

Clinic Lead and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist 

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.  


Sarah Marchant

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

I have been working as an accredited CBT therapist for over 13 years. I work in a collaborative way to support people understand their difficulties better and move towards achieving their goals. I offer a safe space to explore emotions and identify unhelpful thoughts and patterns of behaviour to adapt. My main area of expertise is working with anxiety disorders, depression and post traumatic stress disorder


Dr Josie Millar

Clinical Psychologist

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.