Max Dobres Msc PGdip MBACP (Accred)

Max Dobres Msc PGdip MBACP (Accred)


Oakedene Road

07570 971704

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Oakedene Road

07570 971704

About me

I can help you deal with unwelcome feelings of anxiety and depression, and understand relationship challenges. You can feel calmer and more in control.

I will work with you to clarify your thoughts and emotions so you get a better understanding of who you are; and why you feel and act as you do. This increased awareness will help you be clearer about the choices you face.

I work with couples to improve their mutual understanding and develop a shared view of their relationship.

My name is Maxim Dobres. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in the Cobham/Leatherhead/Bookham area of Surrey.

I work from a quiet private consulting room in Little Bookham and you can come and see me during the day or the evening from Tuesday to Friday.

Why not come for a first meeting where I can listen to your problems and you can find out if we can work together to help deal with the challenges in your life? You may find it is the first step on a journey to feeling better.

My other clients tell me that they value the ability to talk freely about what is on their mind, without feeling judged and without having to try to be someone they don’t want to be.

You will be able to talk openly about your worries and anxieties. It is likely that it will be a great relief to finally talk things through.

Call me now on: 07570 971704 to arrange an initial meeting or email me.

About me:

I have a Masters Degree (Msc) in Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling. I can help you if you are struggling with relationship challenges, feelings of anxiety and depression. Together we will clarify and understand the sources of your anxiety and strong emotions. You will become able to manage them better and reduce their impact so they can live their lives on a more even keel and feel calmer and more in control.

Common sources of stress and anxiety

I have dealt with clients who are struggling with:

  • General Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Depression and Stress
  • Low Self-Esteem and Lack of Confidence
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Communication with Partners
  • Relationship Issues and Divorce
  • Anger and other Emotional Difficulties
  • Retirement Planning.

Counselling and Psychotherapy help you clarify and understand your sources of anxiety and emotional pain, so you feel better, calmer and more in control. Call me for a brief chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the following qualifications:

  • Msc in Applied Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling  (PGDip)
  • Mentalisation-Based Treatment: Certified Practitioner

I have undertaken further training in topics such as:

  • Mentalisation
  • Attachment
  • Couples Counselling
  • Bereavement
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Mindfulness

I am a:

Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred)

I have experience working with GP referrals and self referrals with issues such as: anxiety and social anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem and lack of confidence, relationship issues and divorce, anger and other emotional difficulties.

I have worked at a hospice with bereavement and loss and I am a mentor at the Surrey University Technology Centre.

Before training as a counsellor and psychotherapist I spent over 20 years in industry, in the U.K. Europe and the United States.

I subscribe to the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am registered by the BACP under the scheme administered by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care who are accountable to parliament.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Call me for a brief chat or just arrange a one off meeting to see how you get on:


Each session costs £50 for individuals, £70 for couples. (£35 for Students)

Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually at the same agreed time each week.

Initial Meeting
We can arrange an initial meeting, where I will listen to your concerns and explain in more detail how therapy works. If for some reason, you decide therapy is not for you, then there is no obligation to continue.

To set up a first counselling meeting give me a call on 07570 971704. If I am not there please leave a message giving me a good time to call you. The message system is confidential, only I listen to the messages.

Or Email me.

Further information

For more Information, visit my website:

Maps & Directions

Bookham, KT23
Cobham, KT11

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Tuesday to Friday. Daytime and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Older adults