Marina Ziff

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MA, Prof. Dip, MBACP
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St. Albans AL1 & Kings Langley WD4
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About me

Dear Client,

Traumatic experiences can reshape lives, just as therapeutic encounters can spark profound positive change. In our journey together, please know my dedication lies with your well-being, focusing on your distinct needs rather than applying labels or diagnoses.

As a counsellor, my belief is that you are more than a set of symptoms or a diagnosis. Your experiences, emotions, and thoughts are intricate. My goal is to understand and support you as a complete individual. Your story, with its challenges and strengths, will be met with attentive listening.

In aiming to create a safe, compassionate space, my hope is that you'll feel heard, validated, and respected. We'll collaborate to shape a therapeutic path in line with your aspirations. This collaboration will allow us to delve into your thoughts and feelings, deepening your self-awareness and fostering growth.

Using a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as Gestalt therapy, our sessions will be tailored to your specific needs. We'll address issues like self-esteem, family dynamics, life transitions, body image, grief, work stress, and existential concerns. The aim is to help you cultivate healthier relationships and inspire positive changes.

My experience with diverse individuals informs our sessions, and I hold a deep respect for the unique circumstances shaping your journey. Staying updated with the latest in research and counselling practices is crucial to me, ensuring our sessions benefit from current knowledge.

Most importantly, know you're not alone. My support will be consistent, offering understanding and guidance. Your needs remain the core of our work, as we aim for growth, healing, and a fulfilling life.

Let's embark on this therapeutic journey together. To get started, please email to schedule your initial assessment. 

In awareness and connection, Marina 

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Blended families

Spiritual and existential concerns

Self- actualisation and personal growth


£75.00 per session

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.

When I work

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The Albany Centre, 4 Victoria Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JD

Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, WD4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Marina Ziff
Marina Ziff