Dr Fiona Murray



My original degree was in Education and I was a teacher before subsequently training to be a counsellor at the University of Edinburgh.  I completed my doctoral dissertation "The Porn Factory: A feminist dystopian inquiry into porn (re)produced worlds" in 2017.  On completion of my D.Psych, I was a Research Assistant for the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry whilst seeing clients in a private practice.


D.Psych, PGCE, B.Ed(Hons)

Postgraduate teaching

  • Between Counselling and Research, Parts 1 and 2.
  • Various aspects of the MCouns, namely Interpersonal Learning Groups, Ethics in Counselling and the Beginners Course of the Interpersonal Dialogue.
  • Health, Humanities and Arts from Sept. 2019
  • Supervising masters disserations

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

Post-humanist, New Materialist, 'Post-Qualitative', Affect theory and Feminist inquiries.

Research-Creation, Writing as a Method of Inquiry, Autoethnography

Multimodality and Digital Technologies


Relationships in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Current PhD students supervised

Melissa Dunlop, PhD, The relationship between contemporary psychotherapy and fiction: An exploration

Susan Mackay, PhD, to be confirmed

Alexander Romanitan, PhD, to be confirmed

Junmei  Wan - Can I pray with my emotions-- An exploration of prayer with experiential counselling skills among Chinese Christians