Lilly Wickham

Lilly Wickham

Retreat Creator & Integrative Health Psychotherapist

Lilly Wickham

Lilly has been providing integrated patient-led psychotherapy in Hampshire, UK since 2001, in which time she has focused her clinical time and research on how trauma and stress influence our behaviour, mood, bodily systems and belief structures.

Over a period of more than 20 years she has helped, supported and worked with thousands of people who lives have been affected by childhood, family or relational upset, grief and traumatic events.

Life Right has clinical hubs in Hampshire, Dorset & Bristol, which holistically view the way emotional and physical issues and complaints of the human brain and body can manifest in times of stress. Lilly continues to improve her knowledge and experience on a daily basis due to the diversity of clients and the concerns that she works with.

Lilly is a voracious reader and enjoys constantly learning, challenging and researching contemporary approaches that push the boundaries of her integrated psychotherapeutic approach

Her research topics have studied childhood adversity influences on adult long-term health conditions, regarding psychosomatic and hard to treat conditions. Currently Lilly is researching how trauma, lifestyle, nutrition and relationships (with self and others), influence epigenetic changes and the expression of disease. This is with a view to implementing her MIST approach to ameliorate disease progression.

The M.I.S.T. model of intervention, (‘metaphor informed somatic therapy‘)  has been developed through clinical and residential studies. It is specific to how long term and resistant health conditions can affect the sub-structures that have been enlisted by the brain to cope with such trauma to overcome and relinquish unhelpful or harmful habits and behaviours – some of which will be unconscious. (i.e you will not be aware of why you do certain things or why you react in certain ways to people and situations) It can also break-through where other therapies have failed, and change reactions to stress and upsetting stimuli, which ultimately improves, cardiac, gastric, endocrine and mood disorders. Symptoms of which can be manifested in your body by depression, anxiety, addictions, high blood pressure/irregular heart rate, poor bowel function, thyroid (hyper or hypo), cognitive issues, dry skin/rashes and medically unexplained symptoms.

In 2012 Lilly identified the positive impact intensive holistic therapy can offer, creating our integrated mind/body health retreats.  On these, she enjoys spending time with each ‘retreater’ individually and in the classes and workshops she holds.  She ‘walks the talk’ and loves the components of wellbeing, dovetailing them as a philosophy into, not only her life, but the lives of those she is privileged to share time with.
She has experienced her own fair share of trauma, upset and childhood difficulties and believes that this (with her own regular supervision, CPD and wellbeing therapy) enables her to connect, care and fully understand how to use her knowledge and experience to its best affect to help others

She is at present working on her writing with a publishing deadline of 2023


  • 1982- Accounting and Business Practices – Redlands College – Accreditation – AAT (level 4)
  • 1984 – Human Science (major psychology) – Jo’berg University (SA) – Level – Undergraduate
  • 1988-95 – Health and Wellbeing (various – including personal training, diet and exercise to music) – Accreditation – FIA
  • 1996 – Training and Development Practitioner – Kingston University.  Accreditation – CIPD. Level 5 (undergraduate)
  • 1996 – Training and Development Practitioner – Kingston University.  Accreditation – CIPD. Level 5 (undergraduate)
  • 2003 – Complimentary Health Practices – St Clements.  Level – Batchelor of Arts
  • 2004 – Hypno-Psychotherapy – National College – London.  Accreditation – UKCP. Level PostGraduate Diploma
  • 2005 – Neuro Linguistic Programming – Beeleaf Training.  Accreditation – UKCP – Master Practitioner
  • 2008 – Systemic Practices (family & couples) – Birkbeck University.  Accreditation – I.F.T. Level – PostGraduate Diploma
  • 2009 – Buteyko Breathing Course  – CPD
  • 2010 – Awarded ‘Senior’ status on Hypnotherapy register.  Accreditation – GHSC
  • 2011 – Attachment & Neuroscience – Couples Institute (USA).  Level – Post Graduate Certificate.
  • 2011 – Motivating Challenging Children – CPD
  • 2012 – Systemic and CBT Approaches – CPD
  • 2013 – Virtual Gastric Band – CPD
  • 2013 – Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) CPD.  Accreditation – EMDR Practitioner – London.
  • 2013 – Certificate of Practitioner Proficiency – BACP
  • 2014 – Health and Social Care Practices – Derby University.  Level – Professional Doctorate studies
  • 2015 – Human Biochemistry and Physiology – CPD.  Level – under graduate
  • 2015 – Brief Solution Focused Therapy – CPD.  Accreditation BRIEF – London
  • 2019 – Third Wave Therapies Certification. (including meditation, mindfulness, dialectical and compassion focused therapeutic competence). Accreditation – British Psychological Society
  • 2018 – 2021– Personalised Nutritional Practices – Middlesex University.  Accreditation – Level – MSc
  • 2021 – Boosting Immunity – CPD – New Scientist Academy
  • 2021 – The Brain – CPD – New Scientist Academy

In her spare time Lilly enjoys creating new tastes and experiences through food, reading, walking, meditating, self-hypnosis, music, dancing, singing, laughing and being by the sea.

She is fully insured & a member of

  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Association of Family Therapy
  • Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council
  • Association of Neurolinguistic Therapy
  • Professional Standards Authority
  • General Hypnotherapy Register

Lilly also commits to her own twice monthly professional supervision and self-care and respect practices, such as meditation, mindfulness, whole foods, fasting, breathwork, spinal, neural and body work and enjoys the energy of like-minded people

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