Lois Bridges Team
Lois Bridges is Ireland's only dedicated Residential and Daypatient care facility solely for treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorders based in Dublin.
our goal is to provide the highest quality of patient care
we offer highly experienced superior quality patient care
we have a team of professional experts for your care & treatment
Who We Are
Our Team of Experts
At Lois Bridges our team consists of specialised practitioners in Eating Disorders from Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Medical, Nursing, Social Work, Family Therapy and Dietetic fields. Our wealth of knowledge and understanding in treating this illness is distinct upon arrival at Lois Bridges. Full recovery from an Eating Disorder is possible with the correct support and treatment. All we need from you is honesty and a willingness to open yourself to what recovery has to offer.
Our team are dedicated to crossing these difficult bridges with you.
Dr. Monique Rizzato Elliot PSY.D
Counselling & Psychology
Ms. Tiggy Hudson IAPTP
Group & Individual Psychotherapist
Tiggy Hudson is a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist who has been working directly with clients with eating disorders on a one to one basis for the past ten years
Prior to this, Tiggy dedicated her skills and knowledge to supporting families of those with an eating disorder – since 1995, when she helped to set up Bodywhys and is now an honoured and valued member of the Bodywhys Board of Management
In addition to obtaining a masters in psychotherapy, Tiggy has qualifications in art therapy, sand tray therapy and play therapy, and a wealth of experience working with adults as well as children and adolescents
Tiggy is an accredited member of the IATPT
Counselling & Psychology
Anna holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and is a registered member of Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and a member of Special Interest Group in Eating Disorders (SIGED).
Anna has completed extensive professional training earning certificates in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders, Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders and Practitioner Skills for Management of Obesity – Psychological Approaches. Anna is passionate about furthering her skills and is currently working towards obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Nutritional Psychology and a College Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Approaches in Interpersonal Practice
Anna works with clients experiencing challenging relationship with food, body and weight, providing CBT and Integrative Therapy in a non-judgemental space.
I am a CORU registered dietitian who is passionate about giving clients the confidence and knowledge to be able to choose the diet that best suits their health needs. My experience ranges from working in a busy hospital setting to working in the community. I look forward to working with you and bringing you the results that you deserve.
Carole has interests in:
- nutrition and mental health
- nutrition support for eating disorders
- cardiovascular health
- weight management
- gastrointestinal issues such as Coeliac disease, IBS and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Counselling and Art Psychotherapist
Liam Plant – MIACAT, MIACP, MBAAT, M.A. A.th, Dip. Gest.th, Ad.dip Supervision (Counselling and Psychotherapy). Liam Plant is an Art Psychotherapist, Gestalt Therapist, and Counselling/ Psychotherapy Supervisor practicing in Dublin since 1985. He is an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a State Registered Art Therapist/ Psychotherapist with the U.K. Health and Care Professions Council. Liam was a founding member of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists. Liam has worked with many client groups over the years including acute and long-term mental health service users, young persons, people with physical and intellectual disabilities and many counselling and psychotherapy students. In addition to his work with Lois Bridges Liam is currently working with individuals in private practice and with groups attending Cluain Mhuire Mental Health Day Services (St John of God Service). Liam is an integrative therapist, which means he uses a variety of approaches in his work. Whatever the approach that is being followed though, Liam views the therapeutic alliance with the client as being central and fundamental to the therapy process. Liam has also trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, which he practices and integrates into his therapy work.
Our Nurses are Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). All of our Nurses have a BSc in Mental Health and further Post Graduate education in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Counselling & Addictions and completed further training in Eating Disorders.
Our healthcare assistants are invaluable members of the Lois Bridges team, at times referred to as “your right-hand person” and are here to help ease your journey over the 12-weeks. All our HCAs have specialised training in Eating Disorders.
Testimonials from our clients
The groups and the therapists were always so understanding and made me understand things and see things I couldn’t before.
Female, 30 year old client
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