Meet the Talking Therapies Team

Jemma Millman – Talking Therapies Service Manager

I have a passion for delivering great healthcare and I consider that people are at the centre of our Talking Therapies services. I am an Occupational Therapist and I have been delivering primary care Mental Health services since 2006. I also have experience in Addiction services, Acute Physical Health and Acute & Community Mental Health services.

Anne Darwent – Clinical Lead

I am an accredited Counsellor and Supervisor, and qualified Counselling for Depression Psychotherapist. I have worked in psychological therapy services since 2010. It is a real privilege to be part of our clients’ journeys, and I am passionate about delivering the best care that I can for all our clients.

Tristan Watson – Team Lead, CBT Therapist

I began working as a qualified therapist in 2008, supporting people in recovery from severe and enduring mental health issues and addictions, as well as running my own small private practice. I joined DHC Talking Therapies in 2018 and I am greatly motivated to be part of a team that are developing high quality mental health services across Surrey.

Chris Hutchins-Joss - Team Lead, CBT Therapist

I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have worked in mental health since 2010 and I am passionate about evidence-based care. I take a leading role in our work to support people with long term health conditions and I find it very fulfilling to help people lead richer lives that feel less restricted by emotional and physical difficulties.

Nicole Crichton – Step 2 Team Lead, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

I qualified as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in 2016 and I really enjoy being part of the DHC Talking Therapies team. I am passionate about providing our clients with accessible, evidence-based therapy, particularly Guided Self-Help based CBT.

Joe Franklin – Locality Manager

I help our therapists to deliver the best possible care for their clients. Previously, I led Royal Marine Commandos on operations around the globe and I’m glad to be able to use these experiences to help others closer to home.

Sophie Benard – Locality Manager

I joined DHC Talking Therapies from Richmond Fellowship charity where I worked as a Senior Employment Advisor. I particularly enjoy supporting the clinical team with their day-to-day challenges across the locality.