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Location
  • Fitzroy North
Areas of Competence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Mental Illness
  • Trauma
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief and Loss
Client Age Group
  • Adult (27 - 70)
  • Young Adult (17 - 26)
Counselling Profession
  • Psychotherapist
  • Counsellor

Patrick Ruggles

I am an existentially orientated psychotherapist based in Fitzroy North, Melbourne. With a deep interest in philosophy, and in particular how it applies to everyday living, I am drawn to, and engaged with existential literature and itsí application to therapy as well as areas of eastern thought and religion, specifically that of Zen Buddhism.

I am particularly interested in working with artists and creators of all types. I have been heavily involved in this world through a number of endeavours in my life, by the way of alternative music and photography.

I am a registered member with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and was awarded a Masterís degree with First Class Honors in Counselling and Psychotherapy. My previous studies include Biomedical Science, specifically Neuroscience, as well as Psychology. Passionate about the development of the psycho-therapeutic industry, I am also a part-time academic in the higher education sector.

What is existential psychotherapy?

Existential psychotherapy is foremost concerned with the understanding of our position in the world and the clarification of what it means to be, or rather, exist. And further, how this permeates our everyday dealings with the world and others. This approach offers an open and judgement free space to explore the otherwise concealed aspects of the reality of living, and how we may wrestle with lifeís bigger questions. For more information please donít hesitate to get in touch via the links below.

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