Kirsten Amis completed her training as a mental health nurse in 1987 and core counselling training in 1993. She has worked continuously since then as a counsellor, lecturer in counselling, and clinical supervisor with posts within the NHS, colleges, private practice and charitable organisations.
She is a BACP accredited counsellor and trainer for both BACP and the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. She has been a full time lecturer in counselling since 1999 in addition to managing a busy counselling service in an inner city college. She also maintains a small private practice in Argyll, Scotland.
Kirsten has authored national counselling qualifications and text books including Becoming a Counsellor: A Student Companion (2011, Sage), Challenges in Counselling: Student Counselling (2013, Hodder) and Boundaries, Power and Ethical Responsibility in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2017, Sage). She is also one of the contributors to Key Issues in Counselling in Action (2008, Sage).