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I am a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and trainer. I work from my own practice in South Central Edinburgh - Minto Street, specialising in working therapeutically with men

I am both a Registered  and Accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and I work within their ethical framework.


- Diploma in Pastoral and Clinical Counselling (2007)

- Post Grad Diploma in Counselling (2009)

- Diploma in Clinical Supervision (2012)

- Certificate in Groupwork (2014)

- MSc Counselling (2015)

- Post Grad Certificate in Academic Practice (Higher Education) (2021)


I have extensive training and experience in working with men confronting issues with sex, sexual abuse, post traumatic stress, worrying sexual interests/behaviours, relationship issues (including domestic violence), gender dysphoria, sex/pornography addiction and also self esteem and confidence issues.


I have been involved in the training of counsellors for over 10 years and have taught on programmes at The University of Brighton, The University of Edinburgh and I currenty head-up the Counselling Training Programmes at Edinburgh College.

In accordance with the GDPR Regulations, I must provide my organisation's Information handling and confidentiality policy:

Brave Therapy Privacy Policy


My contact details

Name: John Maguire

Address: 24 Minto St. Edinburgh. EH9 1SB Phone Number: 07809243331

E-mail: john@bravetherapy.co.uk


The type of personal information I collect:

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name and contact details)
  • Emergency Contact Details
  • GP Details


How I get the personal information and why I have it

The personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • To contact you
  • In an emergency, to contact your emergency contact
  • In an emergency, to contact your GP or other professional services
  • To understand your therapy needs and ascertain the most suitable model and approach to therapy

Your information will not be shared with any other party without your knowledge

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting John Maguire john@bravetherapy.co.uk

How I store your personal information

Your information is securely stored. I keep your contact details and emails electronically for an indefinite time as I do not delete emails. I will dispose of any of your information held on paper 12 months after the sessions end by shredding the paperwork.

Paperwork is held in a folder, locked in a box and contained in an alarmed, locked room, monitored by an alarm response service.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access - You have the right to ask me for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask me to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask me to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing - You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact me at  john@bravetherapy.co.uk if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about my use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to me at john@bravetherapy.co.uk

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:           

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane





Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk