I am Edgar Rodríguez-Dorans, a researcher and counsellor based in Edinburgh and Manchester. I have a background of Psychology and Counselling, and am interested in the study of LGBTQIA+ lives, identities, intimate relationships, and in the use of performing arts in research. I have written and directed theatre since 1999 – I believe arts are a method to deliver important messages and transform lives.
I completed a PhD in Counselling Studies at the University of Edinburgh and have presented my work in Mexico, Canada, U.K., Malta, France, Spain, and New Zealand. I am a Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Salford, Manchester and a Volunteer Counsellor at Arkordia – a Scottish Charity offering low cost psychotherapy, art therapy, and counselling services to those on low incomes.
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. 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 receive new clients and I would like to hear from you. Please get in touch through the contact form.