** I am sorry, but Colin is NO LONGER TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS **

It WILL be alright in the end …

We are living through some extremely unsettling times, thanks to COVID-19. But, if we act thoughtfully, follow the advice of our medics, socially-distance, limit exposure and wash our hands thoroughly, we WILL get through this! There will be a time, hopefully not too far into the future, when we will be looking back at what a difficult time this was. But we will also, then, be able to look forward, with plans to rebuild our lives and our society. And, I hope, we will be able to focus more on the positives that emerged from this storm rather than the negatives. The “goodness” of the many in supporting their communities.

While we are working together to keep each other safe, our services at Clerkin Psychology will only be delivered online, via video calls or telephone. This is not ideal, maybe, but is is still an effective way of ensuring we can support you, our clients, safely and thoroughly, through this crisis. I have also created a special resources page of useful tools to help everyone deal with the anxieties that COVID-19 has brought to the fore. Check out the link below entitled “Coping With COVID-19”

Let’s all work together, take care of each other and move forward to a better time. Stay well.


PLEASE NOTE: Colin is working towards retirement and so will not be taking on any more new clients. You may wish to check with other local therapists and psychologists for support. For EMDR, check the “Find a Therapist” link here: https://emdrassociation.org.uk/find-a-therapist/

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 Resources for coping with COVID-19

Resources for coping with COVID-19


Coping with anxiety and panic is not always easy, sometimes we need expert help …

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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapy for treatment of trauma and other problems.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy that aims to help clients solve current problems and develop strategies to manage unhelpful thinking processes and behaviours

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We are in challenging times, and many of us are experiencing anxiety and distress arising out of this virus-driven uncertainty. I’ve brought together some resources here that I hope will help.

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Hello, I’m Dr Colin Clerkin

Unfortunately, I am no longer taking on new work, as I move towards winding down my practice for retirement.

Thank you to everyone who has supported my service over the years, especially to the many clients with whom I have had the privilege to work and hopefully feel I have supported them through their challenges.

May I wish you all the best for the future.

Advice re COVID-19 / Coronavirus:

Given the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, please check the highlighted link below for the current Public Health England’s advice on what you need to be aware of with regard to symptoms, staying safe and what to do if you’ve travelled through any of the listed countries: GUIDANCE re COVID-19. If you feel unwell and are concerned that you may have been exposed to the virus, please call NHS 111 for further guidance.

Let’s all take care, be responsible and do our best to keep ourselves and others safe and well.

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Clerkin Psychology Services Ltd
Red Hill House,
Hope Street

Chester, CH4 8BU


Mon-Fri: Pre-arranged Appointments only
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed