about me

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Hi, I’m 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 healthier and more vital relationship with themselves, others and the world at large. Each person’s life journey is different, so each approach is unique and tailored to you.

My Journey To Becoming A Counsellor

I’m no different from the clients I see. Like everyone else, I’m human. I’ve been through both beautiful and challenging experiences that have shaped who I am and how I help; life experiences are what lead me to become the counsellor I am today.

My Professional Background

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.

My Qualifications

In addition to a Gestalt Counselling Diploma, I earned a Master’s in Health & Social Marketing. I am fully insured and adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics and Practice. I am committed to my personal development and continue to expand my professional skills through regular supervision and on-going training.


"Sessions with Marina were a massive part of my recovery, and without them, I would not be where I am today. She was understanding and attentive to the things I shared; the sessions were personal, supportive and encouraging. Should I ever find myself in a position where support is needed, she will be the first person I contact."

In-person client, July 2018

"Counselling with Marina was phenomenal from the first meeting; present, compassionate and never judgmental. She also has a great sense of humour and that helped me to reconnect with that part of myself again. I was able to get through a difficult time and for that I am grateful."

In-person client, March 2020

"I didn’t believe that therapy would help me, but I’m so glad Marina was recommended to me. Right from the start, I felt at ease. Marina is passionate about what she does, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services."

Online client, Oct 2019

"Marina’s presence is filled with genuine compassion and a playful curiosity. She will journey with you by your side."

In-person client, March 2021

Let’s Discover How I Can Help

Start living in the moment and enjoying it. Schedule your first appointment to share what’s going on for you, and we can explore how I can help.

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