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Dr Victoria Bream


Dr Victoria Bream

Dr Victoria Bream is a clinical psychologist and accredited cognitive behavioural therapist who in September 2019 moved to the new Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre (OHSPIC), previously spending many years working at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) at the Maudsley Hospital London.

Her specialist expertise is in delivering CBT for OCD and hoarding.

Victoria is also a course supervisor on Institute of Psychiatry post graduate diploma in CBT (IAPT).

She is also one of the co-authors of the OCD books Break free from OCD and CBT for OCD.

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Dr Gazal Jones


Dr Gazal Jones

Dr Gazal Jones is a Clinical Psychologist at the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorder Service for Children and Young People (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust).

Gazal provides specialist assessment and evidence-based treatment to children and young people with OCD across the country.

Alongside her clinical work, Gazal also works on a project aimed at improving access to mental health services amongst ethnic minority youth.


Professor Paul Salkovskis



Professor Paul Salkovskis

Professor Paul Salkovskis, is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science and also a patron of the national charity, OCD-UK.

Paul Salkovskis qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1979 at the Institute of Psychiatry. He worked for six years in Yorkshire (in Huddersfield then Leeds) as a full time NHS clinical psychologist before moving to Oxford as a Research Clinical Psychologist. In Oxford he was promoted to Professor before moving to work at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry as Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science and Clinical Director in the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma in SLaM NHS Trust.

In 2010 he was appointed Programme Director for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme at the University of Bath where Paul set up and ran a specialist OCD treatment Clinic.

He is regarded as an expert in the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders in general, and more specifically in OCD, Panic and Agoraphobia and health anxiety, having contributed to the psychological understanding and treatment of these areas.

Paul is also currently Editor of the BABCP Journal, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, and is President of the BABCP.

In 2018 he moved to the University of Oxford to take up the roles of Director of Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and the Director of Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, where he will continue clinical work at the Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre (OHSPIC).

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Dr Sasha Walters



Dr Sasha Walters

Dr Sasha Walters is a clinical psychologist who qualified in 2015 from the university of Bath Course following completing a PhD in the role of children's cognitions of inter-parental conflict during school transition.

Sasha is based at the Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre (OHSPIC).

Sasha is also a BABCP accredited practitioner and has spent her career to date working in specialist CBT services for children and young people with OCD, anxiety and depression. She has special interests in working with children with OCD and emetophobia (fear of vomiting) and works clinically and academically in these areas.

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