Welcome to Orchid Counselling Service

Supporting individuals in challenging times, to move forward, gain peace and get the best out of their life.

I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor offering a professional, confidential, empathetic, respectful and non judgmental environment for you to explore and process any personal matters that you are finding difficult to deal with in your life. Together we can look at them and work in ways to allow you to move forward, gain peace and get the best out of your life.

I have experienced first-hand life’s challenges and how they impact on our life, how we feel and be. Having Person-Centred Therapy myself was immensely life-changing.


It has enabled me to move forward, to be more confident, positive and empowered me to make changes in my life. It even inspired me to become a counsellor.

I have been honoured to work with individuals who have moved forward in their life on issues such as bereavement, trauma, suicide, anxiety, stress, depression, abuse, domestic violence, relationship problems, low self esteem and confidence, alcohol and substance misuse, relationship problems and many others.

I currently practice privately in St Helens. I have a vast amount of experience working in the NHS Mental Health Sector, this has given me an in-depth valuable knowledge and understanding that enhances the level of support I offer.

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP) being a member guarantees I have the recognised qualifications required and that I work proficiently and professionally within their ethical framework which ensures you are protected and receive a safe quality service. I also hold personal indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check.


CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3
ABC Introduction to Counselling

Continuous Training/Development:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Panic Disorder
Personality Disorder in Mind
Dual Diagnosis (Substance Misuse and Mental Health)
Domestic Abuse Awareness
Working with Childhood Trauma and Abuse
Mindfulness Eating
Art Therapy Workshop
Alcohol Awareness & Identification/Brief Advice
Self Harm Awareness

Karen helped me overcome alot of issues and to understand better how I can work past any difficulties I come across while trying to get better”

“I really appreciate what you’ve done for me and always be grateful for how much you’ve helped me”

“I had counselling with Karen for a few months , at the start of my first session I was scared of what to expect, but once I started my sessions it was like there was light at the end of a very dark tunnel . I couldn’t of done that without the support of Karen , she was fantastic and the most most important thing I noticed about her was that she was very empathic and congruent, that’s what makes a good counsellor . Thank you Karen xx”

“I got to understand myself better. I’m a better person”

Call us today on 07983249258

First Consultation is free, this last for approximately 30 minutes face to face or can be done via the telephone.