Charlotte is an award winning businesswoman and the Managing Director of The YAFTA Group. This group of companies includes Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television Acting (YAFTA,) YAFTA Talent Agency, YAFTA Consultancy, YAFTA International and The YAFTA Project.
Charlotte is an integrative psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and a business psychologist holding principal practitioner status with the Association of Business Psychology. She specialises in the development of educational structure and uses her expertise in assessment and selection to design the competency based structured syllabus which is delivered at YAFTA.
Charlotte works as a psychotherapist in the Film & TV industry. She is a member of the Media Ethics Advisory Board of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has delivered psychological duty of care processes on productions for various broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Netflix and MTV. As part of her work with the BPS Media Ethics Board, Charlotte has been involved in the changes to the Ofcom broadcast code regarding duty of care for on-screen contributors.
Charlotte is passionate about using the arts, specifically acting for screen, to improve mental wellbeing and to facilitate healthy psychological development in children. Her experience as the founder and managing director of the YAFTA Group has provided many years of anecdotal evidence of how cathartic the process of screen acting can be and she is now able to scientifically quantify this through her doctoral research. Charlotte’s industry and psychological experience have been instrumental in the development of The YAFTA Project.
Charlotte is responsible for overseeing the direction all programmes delivered by The YAFTA Project, both from an educational and a mental health perspective.