Ammar Terence Al-Ghabban

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Integrative Therapist, MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London SE1 & SE13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi there. I am aware that starting therapy can seem daunting, so I want to give you an idea about who I am and how I work so you can decide if what I offer sounds right for you.

I am of mixed heritage. I've spent most of my life in London. Before becoming a therapist, I worked as a teacher for twenty years.

You may be here for various reasons, including:

  • struggling with the pressures of daily life: work-related stress, relationship difficulties, social media addiction etc,.
  • feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, engulfed in periods of depression
    trapped in negative thought patterns, burdened by a harsh inner-critic
  • needing to heal from abuse, trauma or a loss you’ve experienced 
  • grappling with identity issues; striving to understand who you are and your place in the world 

You may feel that something is holding you back from leading a more vibrant, meaningful and fulfilling life. 

I offer people ‘a different space’; one that is safe, confidential and non-judgmental. A space in which you can reflect and make sense of your life and connect with yourself in a way that will help you to heal, grow and flourish.

My approach

I am trained in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, so I draw upon various theories and perspectives. I have a flexible approach and endeavour to tailor the therapy I offer to each person I work with. 

Some of us are used to talking about our feelings; some of us are not; others like to use images, music, objects and creative ways to help us capture an experience and connect with deeper feelings. I welcome all of these elements in our work together.

My approach is informed by 

  • a belief that the relationship or ‘alliance’ that we build together is often the key to healing and growth
  • an understanding that the past impacts our lives in ways we are sometimes unaware of and can hold us back from living more fulfilling lives
  • a recognition that the way that society oppresses and marginalises people due to gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, disability and other dynamics of power has a significant impact on our psychological well-being
  • an awareness of the role of our body in getting in touch with our feelings, and in working with trauma.

Please visit my website for more information:

Training, qualifications & experience

Over the last seven years, I visited over 45 schools nationwide as a mental health consultant, promoting well-being. I was awarded a Diploma in Integrative Counselling at The Minster Centre, ‘one of Europe’s leading integrative psychotherapy and counselling training institutes’. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I am currently completing a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) accredited MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre. I am a practitioner member of BAATN (The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network). I have an enhanced DBS certificate.

As part of my training, I worked as a counsellor at a university counselling service for two years. 

I have received specialist training in various areas, including:

Gender, Sexual, Relationship Diversity; Trauma; Childhood Sexual Abuse; Domestic Violence; Suicide & Self-harm; Death & Bereavement; Eating Disorders; Psychiatric Assessments & Severe Presentations; Working with Adolescents; Family & Belonging.

I have a personal interest in the following areas:

Anxiety; Depression; Work-related stress; Cultural Issues; Race & Racism; Mixed heritage identity;  Polyamory / Non-Monogamy; Self-Compassion; Inner-Judge; Parenting; Young People; ADHD; Social media use; Mental distress associated with having unconventional beliefs & experiences.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Finding the ‘right’ therapist for you – someone with whom you feel comfortable and compatible - is important. I offer you a free 20-minute phone or online consultation so that you and I can get to know each other and explore whether working together feels right for you.

London, Greater London, SE1

London, Greater London, SE13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Ammar Terence Al-Ghabban
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