Biography

Kerese Collins lectures counselling courses across the University, working with undergraduate, Graduate Certificate and MSc students. She joined the teaching staff at Keele in 2020, but she is no stranger to the squirrel campus. In 2016, she attended Keele on a Chevening Scholarship and in 2017, she was the recipient of the KPA Bob Beattie (Runner Up) Award for her advocacy for unique student needs. She returned to Guyana, her home country, to complete her practicum and to begin working as a therapist. Ultimately, through her life, work, and practice, Kerese’s aim is to leave her world a little better than she found it, and to pursue this goal with passion and integrity. As a Guyanese practitioner, Kerese brings a unique perspective to counselling conversations. Her work has included planning and facilitating workshops, camps, and other events aimed at fostering character development in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the USA. She has worked as a project manager for a research initiative led by a UK university on Community Mental Health Resilience in Guyana and is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

Research and scholarship

Project Manager, a research initiative led by the Open University and De Montfort University on Community Mental Health Resilience in Guyana with funding from the British Academy; Participatory Action Research (2018 – 2020)

Teaching

  • Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Keele University
  • Dissertation Supervisor (part-time): MSc and BSc counselling modules, Keele University
  • Lecturer and Research Supervisor (part-time): Undergraduate courses, University of Guyana

Further information

Received a Chevening Scholarship to attend Keele University (2016)

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