Clinical psychologist Newcastle Dr Matilda Moffett tells her story
Clinical psychologist Newcastle
AS a doctor of Clinical Psychology at Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital, Matilda Moffett works with people suffering from a range of conditions including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, OCD and eating disorders.
The consultant tells Express North about the importance of trust and why therapy is becoming more socially acceptable.
What did you want to be growing up?
A vet. I grew up in the Derbyshire countryside surrounded by animals and love the outdoors.
How did you end up in the job you’re doing now?
It wasn’t easy. I had to train for seven years including volunteering in my first assistant psychologist post in Liverpool. I then moved to the North-East to start my first qualified Clinical Psychologist Newcastle post – that was nine years ago now, time flies!
In 2010, as a clinical Psychologist Newcastle I started my own private practice working from the Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital in Jesmond.
Have qualifications got you where you are, has it been sheer hard work and talent or a combination?
Certainly a massive dose of hard work and tenacity is needed to get through the training, along with a dash of talent. I feel it helps to be sensitive and have good interpersonal skills, luckily I love working with people and feel this comes naturally.