Dr Max Zeöttl obtained his medical qualification in Freiburg, one of Germany’s most renowned medical faculties.
He completed his training as a psychiatrist in Hamburg and Klingenmünster and his psychotherapist training at the Institute of Clinical Behavioural Therapy and the Heidelberg Psychodynamic Curriculum.
In Klingenmünster, Dr Zöettl established a pioneering treatment centre for opiate detoxification, introducing the use of acupuncture, physiotherapy, aromatherapy and psychosocial interventions.
Dr Zöettl worked in a small mental health unit of a general hospital as well as in a large psychiatric hospital including a forensic wing. There he integrated psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches and studied the forensic implications of adult ADHD.
In 2006 he accepted a post as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS and became the first Early Intervention in Psychosis Consultant in Kent. In 2008 he became the Clinical Lead for Early Intervention and Rehabilitation Services in East Kent. In 2010 he was chosen as one of the Early Intervention in Psychosis Leads for the South East of England.
Since 2012, Dr Zöettl has been concentrating exclusively on his private practice. This has given him time to further develop his special interests in anxiety and depression, addiction, adult ADHD, obesity, workplace stress, and occupational mental health.