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Kirsten Amis (r), Glasgow Clyde College

Kirsten Amis is a lecturer and has been Scottish representative on the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and SQA Senior Verifier for Counselling. In these roles she was directly involved in the five-year project to develop the ground-breaking Higher National Diploma (HND) in Counselling, and the Professional Development Award (PDA) in Addiction Counselling which is embedded in the HND. This means that there is now a pathway to degree-level study in Counselling in Scotland, which will lead directly to employment for many students, ultimately delivering more counsellors to support people with mental health issues.

Chris Ditchburn holding Star Awards trophy
Highly Commended, Chris Ditchburn, Dundee & Angus College
Lisa McCallion holding Star Awards trophy
Highly Commended, Lisa McCallion (r), Vale of Leven Academy, Alexandria