MBBS, FRACGP, Specialist General Practitioner Therapist
Dr Bridget Dickenson has lived in Tasmania her whole life. She graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with a clinical distinction in 2016. She went on to work at the Royal Hobart Hospital as a junior doctor, before commencing her specialty training in General Practice. Bridget become a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2022.
Bridget has a passion for mental health, which grew in 2019 when she worked as a registrar in psychiatry. She is a GP Therapist, having undertaken extra training to become an accredited provider of Focused Psychological Strategies. Her therapeutic approach is trauma informed, including evidence-based techniques Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat anxiety and depression. She feels it a is privilege to be trusted by her patients to support their emotional wellbeing. She finds it rewarding to work with female-identifying patients at all stages of life, and in particular the perinatal and peri-menopausal periods.
Bridget is sex-positive, and she hopes to empower people to feel great about their sexual health. She has a particular interest in contraception, preconception care and menopause. She has also completed training to be a registered provider of medical termination of pregnancy (MTOP). Bridget also has an interest in medical education and works at the University of Tasmania teaching the next generation of doctors. In her free time, Bridget enjoys running, Pilates, and brunch.
Period problems can affect women of all ages from the beginning of menstruation all the way to perimenopause and menopause.Learn more
Our doctors can provide a number of contraception options including the oral contraceptive pill, intrauterine device, hormonal implant, contraceptive injection, vaginal ring, and morning after options.Learn more
If you are aged between 25 to 74 with a cervix, you should have your first cervical screening test 2 years after your last Pap test. A common concern among cervix owners is the new age range for cervical screening as previously cervical screening started at age 18. Research shows us that having a five-yearly Cervical Screening Test from the age of 25 is safer and more effective than having a two-yearly Pap test from the age of 18.Learn more
While some women get pregnant easily, for others it can take many months. And for some, no matter how healthy they are or how well they have prepared themselves, it can be difficult to get pregnant. If you have been trying to get pregnant for 12 months or more – or six months if you're a woman older than 35 years – it's time to talk to one of the doctors at The Bubble about what to do next.Learn more
Planning your pregnancy is important to ensure a healthy pregnancy with a good outcome. Unplanned pregnancies are at a higher risk of complications. A women's health doctor can help assess your pre conception health – and your partner, if you have one - and get you prepared for a healthy pregnancy. Together with your doctor, you can talk about how you can be in the best health to give your future baby the best start in life.Learn more
In Australia, one in three women will have an abortion. Of these women, a third, if not more of them, will have a second one at some point during their reproductive years.Learn more
BreastScreen Tasmania provides a free screening mammogram every two years to women between the age of 50 and 74 years throughout Tasmania. While women in the target age group are particularly encouraged to participate, all women over the age of 40 years are eligible for the program.Learn more
Menopause can occur naturally and at the expected age, prematurely or early. Perimenopause is the stage before natural menopause, and is when the ovaries are running out of eggs. It is often the time when women begin to experience the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flushes, vaginal changes and mood swings.Learn more
At The Bubble Hobart we acknowledge the significant impact that mental health has on well-being and physical health. We are fortunate to have a team of specialist GP therapists and a clinical psychologist to offer mental health sessions to patients identifying as women.Learn more
Good sexual health is important at all ages and all stages of relationships. At The Bubble we hope to provide a safe and inclusive environment with no judgement in order to help everyone attain positive and safe sexual experiences.Learn more
There are many vulval and vaginal conditions that cause women a lot of angst such as thrush, bacterial vaginosis, vaginal atrophy (vaginal dryness due to menopause) and many more. Embarrassment commonly prevents women from seeking help. This is an area of the body that should not be ignored and the female specialist GPs are very comfortable discussing these issues.Learn more
BMedSci, MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, Director, Specialist General Practitioner, NDC practitioner
MBBS, DCH, Clin Dip Pall Med, FRACGP, NDC Practitioner, Specialist General Practitioner Therapist