Karen, 33, returned to the show to give the panel – who today comprised of Katie Price, Ruth Langsford and Saira Khan, as well as Janet – an update on how she is coping following the imprisonment of her brother, who was convicted of sexually assaulting Karen as a child.
However, the ex-wife of politician Simon Danczuk told the Loose Women that she now feels like she's in a "better place", though she still has moments of weakness.
"I can be washing the dishes and I just get a flashback in my head. I'm hoping those will stop. I drove past the prison the other day and I felt it," she revealed.
Janet Street-Porter apologised to Karen Danczuk for comments she previously made about her selfies
Janet said that she 'feels awful' over the comments she previously made
Knowing what I know now, why you took them, I feel awful.
The mother-of-two also admitted that she is having a crisis of self, and admitted that her former selfie-taking was probably a "cry for help".
She confessed: "You'll never get over it and my therapist always said you just have to learn to live with it and I think coming out and talking about it helps.
"With the selfies, you think you're coping with life fine, and that everyone else is crazy."
Karen's broaching of the subject then prompted Janet to apologise about comments she made during her appearance back in 2014.
Karen said she feels like she's in a 'better place' than she was during her last Loose Women visit
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After Karen told the outspoken journalist that she liked getting dressed up on a Friday night and taking a snap of herself, Janet ranted: "You're a councillor from Rochdale and Rochdale has reached the headlines in a very unfortunate way in the last few years.
"Firstly for the allegations of sex abuse, which your husband wrote a very good book about, and secondly because in 2012, nine men went to prison for having sex with girls who were groomed."
She continued: 'The young women of Rochdale look to you as a Labour councillor to be a role model whether you want it or not.
Selfie Queen Karen Danczuk
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Selfie obsessed Councillor Karen Danczuk shows off her shapely figure.
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Karen Danczuk relaxes on the sand
Karen claimed her selfie-snapping was a 'cry for help'
"I think you carry a responsibility as a female politician whether you intend to stand for parliament or not is another matter. But I feel ashamed that you think that getting your assets out on a Friday night and posting a picture once it's been picked up by anybody."
However, Janet had seemingly had a change of heart after the uncovering of Karen's abusive past as the 70-year-old told her: "Knowing what I know now, why you took them, I feel awful."
Karen then said she agreed with the remarks Janet made, retorting: "I felt in control of my body, but it was a cry for help. I think if we'd have had a cup of tea backstage then maybe I would've come out sooner.
"On Saturday, I emptied out my wardrobe because I don't know who I am. I was very insecure, very shy and I probably just wanted a hug."
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.