Clinical Psychologist

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all appointments are being conducted via ZOOM until further notice.


I am an experienced clinical psychologist with a compassionate and collaborative approach, and I provide a safe and non-judgemental space for people to confidently discuss their most personal matters.

Drawing on both Western and Eastern evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Mindfulness practices, I take a holistic approach to consider the various elements of people’s individual circumstances.  

Integrating many years of personal experience using mindfulness practices with my clinical experience and expertise, I work with people to develop self-awareness and self-acceptance, to assist them in both discovering and living in alignment with their truest values, and improving their wellbeing and quality of life. 

I have experience in various psychology settings in both the Private and Public sectors, including University Counselling and Psychological Services, Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical Mental Health, Forensic settings, Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Private Practice.



John works with adolescents, adults, and older adults experiencing a broad range of issues, including:

  • Emotional difficulties 

  • Distressing thoughts

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Depression

  • Obsessions and compulsions

  • Phobias

  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Personality issues  

  • Stress

  • Low motivation and fatigue

  • Self-esteem and identity 

  • Body image

  • Grief and loss

  • Addictions

  • Substance abuse

  • Relationship and communication difficulties

  • Life transitions

  • Physical pain

  • Sports and other performance anxiety



To make an appointment please complete the enquiry form below. Include all of your contact details and tick the relevant issues that you require assistance with, and we will be in contact within one business day.  


All of the information you provide will remain private and confidential at all times.

Current availability: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.



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Address: 140 Albert Road,

South Melbourne VIC 3205

Mob: 0403 843 409 


Current availability: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.



The practice is located in an old terrace house opposite Albert Park Lake, with public transport close by, and ample on street parking in front of the practice and in surrounding streets.


The closest tram stops are Park St & St Kilda Rd, which is serviced by several trams along St Kilda Rd, and the Albert Rd & Clarendon St intersection stop which is serviced by the number 12 tram.

John Ruecroft

Clinical Psychologist


Mob: 0403 843 409


Address: 140 Albert Road, South Melbourne VIC 3205