Patrick Ruggles

Psychotherapist, PACFA

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Patrick Ruggles

Psychotherapist, PACFA

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

842 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
(02) 4504 0106
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

118 Queen Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
(02) 4504 0106
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About

I offer a space for individuals to enhance their understanding of how they relate to the world, themselves, and others. I assist individuals in exploring current, and enduring difficulties they may have that are impacting their ability to live life in a way that they consider to be meaningful. I often meet with individuals who are interested in exploring facets of their lives untouched by previous therapeutic endeavors. I am engaged with existential literature and eastern thought and religion, specifically that of Zen Buddhist practice, in particular their application to therapy.
As an existential psychotherapist I am foremost concerned with what it means to be, or rather, 'exist' and how this permeates our everyday dealings with the world and others. I offer an open and judgement free space to explore the otherwise concealed aspects of the reality of living.
I have studied within the areas of Neuroscience, Psychology, as well Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have received numerous awards for my work and am also a part-time academic in the higher education sector. I invite you to get in contact if you feel I may be able to assist so we may discuss your particular situation and whether we may wish to work together

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $75 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Provisional Member
  • Training: Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy / 2017

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Melbourne / Graduate Diploma of Psychology / 2015
  • Degree: University of Queensland / Bachelor of Science / 2011

Location

842 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
(02) 4504 0106
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

118 Queen Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
(02) 4504 0106
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
Issues
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Buddhist influenced psychotherapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Person-Centred
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2021
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Patrick Ruggles

Psychotherapist, PACFA