Tessa Whyatt

Tessa Whyatt graduated with a Masters in Art Therapy from the University of Hertfordshire in 2005, UK. She returned to South Africa in 2008 and registered with the HPCSA in 2011.

Tessa is a part-time lecturer in the Art Therapy Masters program at the University of Johannesburg, which includes running the MA Studio Practice module and conducting Clinical Supervision.

In her private practice Tessa runs individual sessions with adults, adolescents and children, both online and in-person. She specializes in working with anxiety; grief and loss counselling; as well as Resilience Coaching. She is based in Pinelands, Cape Town.  In addition, Tessa runs Grief and Resilience workshops through Love Legacy Dignity. She also works with various NGOs running grief support groups, youth leadership workshops, and doing staff training.

Tessa is also a practising artist; she studied ceramics during her art foundation at Central Saint Martin’s in London, followed by a B.A. Fine Arts at the University of Cape Town specialising in sculpture and Psychology.

With an interest in Positive Psychology, Tessa branched into coaching. She is an accredited Time To Think Facilitator (2011) and Coach (2012), qualified management coach (University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2019), Resilience Coach (Resilience Institute 2020) and Enneagram Coach (Aephoria 2020; Five Lens 2021).

Tessa is also a certified Grief Educator (2021) through USA based accreditation Grief.com

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