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 have 13 years’ experience of delivering Primary Care Mental Health Services. I also have experience in Addiction Services, Acute Physical Health and Acute & Community Mental Health Services.

Amy O’Connor – Clinical Lead

I trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with Royal Holloway, University of London and I have worked in psychological therapy services for 8 years. I am passionate about CBT and its effectiveness in supporting people with depression and anxiety disorders. Safe, effective and evidence-based therapy is extremely important to me and is at the core of all decisions I make.

Elsa Fidalgo – Team Lead, CBT Therapist

I originally trained as a Clinical Psychologist and during this time developed a keen interest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have been practicing CBT for 6 years and I am also trained in EMDR for Trauma which is an area of great interest to me. As a therapist, I believe that a compassionate approach is the key to supporting people to live the best lives they possibly can.

Anne Darwent – Team Lead, Counsellor

I am an accredited Counsellor and Supervisor, and qualified Counselling for Depression Psychotherapist. I have worked in psychological therapy services for about 10 years. 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, Senior CBT Therapist

I have worked in mental health for 9 years and I am passionate about supporting people with evidence-based therapies. My particular area of interest is in the interaction between emotional and physical health. I find it very fulfilling to help people make changes that can have a profound impact on their wellbeing.