Dr Mai Kabbani

Mai, DCPsych, MA, is a counselling psychologist. She holds a doctorate degree in counselling psychology from the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London, UK; MA in Sociology/Anthropology, focusing on, Medical Anthropology from the American University in Cairo (AUC); and a BA in Psychology from AUC.


Mai has over 10 years of experience in working with adults and young adults from different background. She helps people with regular life coping issues, relationship issues, grief, anger, anxiety, and depression. She is passionate about working with different women’s issues, as well as life and motherhood transitioning.


Mai is well trained in psycho-oncology counselling people with cancer and their families during different stages of the illness. Her role involves psychoeducation about the illness and the treatment side effects, exploring ways of coping better with the illness, family support, supportive therapy, end of life communication, palliative care for people with terminal illnesses, and grief therapy.


Mai works with people with other chronic and life-threatening illness to help them cope better and deal with their various losses and changes. She also works with emotional eating, which may involve bulimia, anorexia, and binge-eating, using food to deal with different issues in their lives. Mai works with young adults, helping them through different transitions and some of the life struggles. Sports counselling is another area in which Mai offers her help to professional athletes to improve their focus, self-esteem and decrease their performance-related anxiety.


Mai uses an existential approach allowing people to explore their own ways of being and their understanding and meaning of life issues incorporating cognitive-behavioural therapy at times. She follows a holistic philosophy in her work, focusing on the individual’s experience, believing that there is no one approach that fits all.

Type of Counselling: Individual Counselling

Session Duration: 50 minutes

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