We are a multi-disciplinary team, combining our expertise to offer psychological duty of care to film and TV productions. As a team with different strengths, we work on a peer-supervision basis for all productions, bringing together the knowledge of HCPC registered psychologists and BACP registered psychotherapists to ensure best practice guidelines are adhered to.

The Media Clinic was founded by Dr Charlotte Armitage who is an experienced duty of care psychologist.
In addition to offering standard assessments and duty of care sessions for television contributors, as well as training for production teams, Charlotte and her team of qualified, registered and experienced mental health professionals also offer ongoing care for regular television contributors. This ongoing care provides a central service for these individuals to be supported by, reducing the need for ongoing input from multiple psychologists across multiple productions. Productions can then contact us to request psychological reports for contributors who are under our care, rather than requesting a new psychological assessment for each television production. There are many benefits for the individual and the production of working this way.

The Media Clinic has worked in duty of care for productions such as Naked Attraction, Celebs Go Dating, The Priest & The Paedophile Hunter, My Dead Body, The Disappearance of April Jones, The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE), Celebrity Ex on the Beach, Celebrity Ex in the City, Driving School, Heartstopper, Embarrassing Bodies. We are currently working on a number of reality television and true crime documentaries for broadcasters including ITV, Sky, C4, E4, BBC1 and BBC2.

In addition to our clinical work, we are creating training for psychologists and psychotherapists who wish to work in duty of care.


Dr Charlotte Armitage BSc (Hons), PG Cert, GMBPsS, PPABP, FRSA, MBACP, MNCS (Accred), CSci, PsyD

Charlotte is a psychologist and psychotherapist, specialising in the Film & TV Industry, particularly, psychological duty of care processes in production, psychological assessments of contributors and therapeutic services for on-screen contributors, production teams, journalists, social media influencers and elite athletes.

She is a Chartered Scientist with the Science Council, a Registered Integrative Psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), a Criminologist with full academic membership to the British Society of Criminology (BSC), an Accredited Business Psychologist holding principal practitioner status with the Association of Business Psychologists (PPABP), and a Duty of Care Psychologist and member of the Media Ethics Advisory Board of the British Psychological Society.

Throughout her 20 year career working in psychology and mental health, in addition to her work in film & TV, Charlotte has worked across a range of different settings. Charlotte worked for the National Policing Improvement Agency in occupational psychology assisting with the design and delivery of police examination processes, and across the corporate sector as a business psychologist and psychotherapist. She has delivered psychological interventions for organisations such as Cleary Gottleib, Lockheed Martin, HSBC, Barclays, Deloitte, Squire Patton Boggs, UBS, Allen & Avery, Ernst & Young, to name just a few. In the NHS, Charlotte has worked in Community Mental Health Services as part of her doctoral training and as a psychologist in the Clinical Psychology team in a Neurological Rehabilitation ward. In addition to this she has worked in third sector mental health services as a psychotherapist and has been on the board of directors for two large mental health charities. Charlotte has delivered psychological interventions within secondary schools, working with children with challenging behaviours and mental health problems.

Charlotte is a social wellbeing analyst; this involves using psychodynamic theory to examine the complexity of our social networks and relationships. This provides us with an understanding of why we choose the types of relationships we have in our networks and how these relationships are impacting our psychological health, wellbeing and behaviours. 

With practices on Harley Street, London and Kirkstall Road, Leeds, Charlotte works with clients in both the North and South of the country. She also works on-set in the UK and internationally where required. Her film & TV clinic offers support for those working across the media sector.

As a psychologist and psychotherapist in the media, Charlotte has worked as the onscreen psychologist for BBC News, Talk TV and various TV documentaries, most recently she was the psychotherapist for BBC2’s ‘Beauty & The Bleach’ documentary exploring colourism with Tan France, ‘The Trials of Heather Mills’ on channel 5 and ‘The Trials of Abi Titmuss’ for channel 5 also.

Dr Justyna Suchostawska

Dr Justyna is a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) registered counselling psychologist. Dr Justyna is also an integrative psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Dr Justyna is a counselling psychologist with experience working within the NHS, forensic settings, and voluntary organisations. Justyna has experience working in the TV industry, especially, within psychological duty of care, psychological assessments of contributors and psychological support post-production.

Previous practice has included specialism in addictions and working with a wide range of mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis and personality disorders. Justyna currently works in an NHS specialist persistent physical symptoms service, with people experiencing post covid syndrome, complex depression, anxiety, and emotional difficulties associated with chronic illness. Justyna is an integrative relational psychologist, which means that she uses a range of different approaches to adapt therapy to meet the needs of the client.


Dr Caroline is a psychologist and multi modal therapist with 20 years of experience in NHS, public sector and private settings UK wide (HCPC, BACP).

Her work encompasses, psychological assessments and treatment for individuals, groups, couples and families. Caroline has worked at all levels of service ranging from low-level short-term work to high risk intensive long-term interventions. Her roles involve multi-disciplinary working across all areas of the sector alongside youth services, police and probation, etc. Caroline has worked with clients from all age groups, identities, ethnicities and orientations. Additionally, her work involves the support of teams and staff members through supervision and consultation.

Caroline has worked within research and development supporting university and NHS trust psychiatric drug and psychological intervention trials, from recruitment and write up through to publication. She has also completed corresponding work in public and private sector organisations through audit and evaluation supporting the efficacy of good practice and progressive business models.

Caroline specialises in psychological ethics with an emphasis on informed consent. This is something she uses to inform her own practices supporting a trauma informed approach and to support organisations in their delivery of ethical care.

In Touch

Telephone: 0113 4555033 

Email: newclients@themediaclinic.co.uk