Welcome to Hannah Metternich Therapy

Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor in Canterbury, Kent.

Together, let's discover your true potential

Integrative Therapeutic Counselling is tailored for you so you can start feeling like yourself again. Taking the first step to begin therapy is often a big decision - you may feel uncertain about who to talk to and how to express yourself.

I offer integrative counselling as a combined approach to therapy that combines different elements, techniques and therapeutic tools from various therapies to explore your issues and provide a unique, bespoke and personalised therapy suited to your individual needs.

My unique way of working combines real-world experience with up-to-date therapeutic techniques and perspectives to help you build a more fulfilled and enjoyable life. Whatever your issues, you can express yourself freely and talk through your emotions and experiences in a safe and confidential place without judgement.

My compassionate and empathetic style draws on a range of therapy models so that you can better understand your struggles and empower yourself to solve your problems, as therapy provides a sense of self-direction and resilience to grow.

I work with wide-ranging issues from depression, low self-esteem and anxiety to relationship problems, neurodiversity and PTSD. As a fully qualified counsellor, I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics. Find out more about me here.

I offer a warm, non-judgemental,

safe and confidential space

This is where you build a sustainable way forward to be the most authentic and fulfilled version of yourself. You can either book a session at my private practice therapy room in Canterbury or, if you prefer, book an online session via Google Meet or Doxy.me. I use an integrative therapeutic approach to work across diverse issues.

Issues I help with:

  • Estrangement
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Neurodivergent challenges
  • Feeling 'wrong' or 'stuck'
  • Guilt and shame
  • Illness
  • LGBTQ+ affirmative
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Menopause / Perimenopause
  • ADHD / Autism / Dyslexia
  • Anxiety
  • Baby loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death)
  • Depression
  • Trauma / Abuse
  • Divorce and separation
  • Emotionally unstable personality disorder
  • Narcissistic and dysfunctional families
  • PTSD and complex PTSD

If you don’t see the issue that you are struggling with above, please contact me to see if I can help.

What to expect

Perhaps you've been struggling over a long time, or something more recently is affecting you. Whatever the issue, you have the safe space to talk openly and honestly about your feelings and emotions. Each session is client-led as you journey together with me to discover empowering ways to reach your answers and drive forward for change.

Take the next step

It can feel daunting speaking to a therapist for the first time. Don't worry. You can either call me on 07368 458050 or email info@hannahmetternichtherapy.co.uk to arrange a good time for an informal initial chat to explore your needs. It takes around 15 minutes, and after that I can determine your support. There is no pressure or obligation to undergo therapy – you're free to decide how you prefer to proceed.

Your first session

The first session usually takes a little longer, at 75 minutes, as extra time is needed to cover all the background information that helps me establish the best way to move forward and work together. It's also an excellent opportunity to ask questions and learn about the therapeutic process. Regular sessions last 50 minutes.

Contact me

To book an appointment, please call me on 07368 458050 or email

info@hannahmetternichtherapy.co.uk using the contact form below.

Sessions and fees

I offer a FREE 15-minute consultation call to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have.

Follow-on therapy sessions last 50 minutes and are conducted online via Google Meet, Doxy.me or face-to-face at my light and spacious therapy practice in Canterbury.

Sessions are chargeable at £55 for 50 minutes.

My location

Lullingstone House,

Lullingstone Court,

St John's Lane,




I am within easy reach of Faversham, Whitstable and Herne Bay.

Frequently asked questions

Can I have online counselling?

Online counselling is an effective way to engage with a therapist and can be convenient if you cannot meet me in person at my Canterbury therapy practice. I use Google Meet or Doxy.me to conduct my therapy sessions, and after we agree on a time and a day, I send you an invite link to meet, and we begin the session. It may be appropriate to suggest an in-person meeting if I feel that not all your issues can be resolved through online therapy or assist you in a referral to a suitable alternative source of local support.

What happens in a counselling session?

When you begin therapy with me, you control what we explore and discuss. My sessions take place in a safe and non-judgmental space, so you can talk freely and honestly about your experiences and current issues. I work on the principles of integrity, respect, and empathy – and will listen to you intently, helping you explore your emotions and deeply sense your feelings. Therapy aims to help you find the answers from within, so you can understand better and move forward with your life.

Is counselling confidential?

Everything you discuss with me during our sessions is completely confidential. I will need to discuss my work with my supervisor, however your identity is always protected, and no distinguishing details are ever disclosed. There are only two exceptions to this: I am obliged to break confidentiality if you disclose involvement in or knowledge of any criminal activities such as terrorism, money laundering and drug trafficking. Or if there is a safeguarding issue and I believe either you or any adult related to you or your child could potentially be under threat of harm or abuse.

How do I know which therapy is best for me?

  • Relax: Don’t worry. If it’s the first time you’re considering having therapy, but feel unsure what approach would best support you, I will determine how best to adapt the therapy to support your unique individual needs, so you get the most out of the experience.

  • Readiness and Suitability: As your therapist it’s also important that we explore your readiness and suitability for any one therapy. As an ongoing process we review how you respond to and feel about a therapeutic approach. It’s also important to allow therapy to be adapted to support any changing needs you may experience.

  • Collaboration: You should always feel included within this process and able to decide what is working best for you. We do this jointly and explore together – tailoring therapy to you and not you to the therapy. Whatever your situation, as your counsellor I am here to guide you through the process.

  • My Core Style: Whatever blend of therapy we explore together, you have to feel safe within a genuine relationship of trust and respect – or any therapy approach can be challenging. You have to feel enabled to become completely vulnerable and as your therapist I use the core principles of compassion, empathy, acceptance, genuineness, patience, trust, respect and understanding.

How long and how often do I expect to undergo counselling?

My weekly sessions enable you to make gradual and steady progress towards your goals. Each session builds on the last, so keeping sessions frequent enables you to progress more quickly. It’s also possible to arrange fortnightly meetings, but progress could be slower. The length of your treatment depends on your unique circumstances - your background, experiences, and current challenges determine how long your counselling continues until you reach a new understanding of your issues and are ready to embrace change and a more positive future, achieving your full potential.

Do I need a referral from my GP to book an appointment?

No. You are free to access counselling whenever you need extra support. You can get in touch with me directly.

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