Welcome to Karen Peck Counselling

A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life


Welcome, and thank you for visiting

Hi, my name is Karen

I am an accredited member of the BACP and offer professional counselling to adults and young people. I work from an Integrative Person-Centred, Systemic, CBT approach. It’s important to me that you feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment, I use an empathic approach and offer a safe place for you to talk through anything that may arise for you.

I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems. As a fully-qualified counsellor I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and abide by their code of ethics.

Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take - but it can be a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.


Life can be challenging at times, at times and this can result in feeling overwhelmed, anxious or feel like you are struggling with various emotions. I would like to offer a space for you to make sense of these, helping you to gain a better understanding and come to a new perspective. I have worked with many issues from Anxiety and depression, Stress, Anger, relationships, Attachment, Trauma and Domestic Violence plus many more.

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction

Trauma and post-traumatic stress



Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life


I offer long and/or short-term sessions to both adults and young people. At this time this is via a virtual platform or phone sessions.

Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis (subject to your wishes). A therapeutic 50 min session will be offered. Payments to be made by bank transfer before session starts.


I offer a short consultation of 15 minutes so we can check we are a good fit for each other. If you have any questions, please ask.


I offer supervision for qualified and trainee supervisees.

I am a qualified supervisor trained in Person Centred and CBT, I work with Children and Adults, working with various presenting issues, such as; Anxiety, Depression, Self harm, Domestic Violence, Bereavement and family issues.

I like to incorporate some creative ways of working and I will gently challenge within supervision.

If you would like any further information or prices please contact me.


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07427626119 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.


I am based in Liverpool, within easy reach of Sefton and Bootle


What's the difference between counselling and therapy?

Counselling is usually a good way to help with a current problem; something that can be discussed and - hopefully - resolved within a limited number of sessions. Over a certain number of weeks the understanding of the problem improves and away forward becomes clear. Therapy often describes work that goes a bit deeper, towards more substantial life issues and problems having a deeper effect on the client’s life. Therapy often requires a long-term approach, so the number of sessions can be open-ended.

Which option is most suitable depends on the client and the difficulties they are facing. In some cases counselling works well as an ongoing, longer-term option - or therapy can manage to resolve an issue in just a few sessions.

How long will I need to have counselling?

How long a period of counselling lasts will vary from person to person and depend on the depth of the issues they are facing. For some people a couple of sessions helps to bring their problems into focus, and they feel ready to move forward; other problems may require more of an open-ended approach.

Before we begin any work we will agree on the number of sessions we’ll undertake, and at the end of that number review our progress. As long as we both agree further therapy will be of benefit to you, sessions can continue.

How long will I have to wait for an appointment?

My aim is to offer a first appointment - known as an initial assessment - within 1-2 weeks. Then we would arrange a set number of counselling sessions to take place at the same time every week, that is convenient for you and where I have availabity. How quickly these sessions can begin will depend on the availabity of that free ‘slot’.

Will everything I say be kept confidential?

Everything that is said within the counselling room is private - this is one of the main ways counselling and therapy differ from talking to a friend or relative. Once you are comfortable with the format of weekly sessions and the safe space they provide, you will find the freedom to speak in confidence is of great value.

Note that there are some situations where you may be a risk to yourself or others, and there the law requires that I notify an authority; in these cases I may not be able to keep total confidentiality. Breaking confidentiality is very rare though, and only happens after the person concerned has been informed.

Can I bring a friend or relative with me?

Usually I am asked this question by people who are nervous about entering into counselling, or when they are looking for support in coming to see a therapist. This anxiety is understandable, but a key aspect of therapy is that you should feel free to talk about any issues you feel are important to you. Having someone else with you who can be connected those issues makes this opening-up more difficult, so for this reason I do not see clients accompanied by friends or family.

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