I am Edgar Rodríguez-Dorans, a researcher and counsellor based in Edinburgh. I have a background in Psychology and Counselling. I am interested in the study of LGBTQIA+ lives, identities, intimate relationships, the use of performing arts in research, and the intersections of health and social justice. I have been involved in theatre-making since 1999 – I believe arts are a method to deliver important messages and transform lives. Both my research and counselling work with clients is infused with traces of art and narrative.
I completed a PhD in Counselling Studies at the University of Edinburgh and have presented my work in Mexico, Canada, the U.K., Malta, France, Spain, and New Zealand, contributing to my interest in multicultural research and practice. I have lectured at universities in Mexico City and Manchester and am currently a Lecturer in Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Applied Social Science at the University of Edinburgh.
I am a Practitioner Member of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) and work from an integrative approach to counselling. I develop highly personalised work that suits your needs. Since 2016 I have been a Volunteer Counsellor at Arkordia – a Scottish Charity offering low-cost psychotherapy, art therapy, and counselling services to those on low incomes. In private practice, my work has centred on people living with chronic conditions such as depression and HIV; grief and loss; issues related to identity, gender, and sexuality; and life transitions, such as migration and acculturation. I am open to receiving new clients and would like to hear from you. Please get in touch through the contact form.