About me

Hello, my name is Marina Ziff

I offer an alternative way of working with clients inspired by personal and professional experiences. I am motivated to ensure I work with the person instead of a psychiatric label. I help clients develop a stronger and healthier sense of self through counselling. Each person’s life journey is different, so each approach is unique and tailored to you.

In the last decade or so, I have worked within the voluntary sector services, NHS primary care, community counselling services and private practice. I have experience working with people affected by a wide range of difficulties.

I am fully insured and adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics and Practice.

Confidentiality, respect and compassion are essential to my way of working. I am committed to my personal development and continue to expand my professional skills through regular supervision and ongoing training.

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to a Diploma in Gestalt Counselling, I earned a Master’s in Health and Social Marketing. This additional training continues to enhance my attitude of, seeing people as inseparably linked with their social, cultural, political and ecological environments.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Blended families

Spiritual and existential concerns

Self- actualisation and personal growth


From £50.00 to £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

In some cases, a sliding scale is available and can be discussed on an individual basis.

Fees are payable by bank transfer 24 hours before your session.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

St. Albans

Kings Langley

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Marina Ziff

Marina Ziff