Aisha Fayad


Aisha is a registered psychologist who uses a person-centred approach with her clients – working collaboratively to identify goals and treatment approaches that suit the client’s needs. Aisha enjoys working with people from culturally diverse groups. Culturally informed practice is central to her work, where she facilitates a warm and open space, so that therapy is both approachable and meaningful for her clients.

Aisha has experience in the following treatment approaches: Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Aisha also works across group settings, facilitating group DBT programs at the Institute. Although Aisha has experience across a range of treatment approaches, she works to understand her clients from schema perspective – understanding triggers and associated ways of coping through the lens of unmet needs, early life experiences and reinforcing life events.

Aisha specialises in working with the following presentations: personality presentations such as BPD, mood disorders, stress, anxiety, shame, and relationship and attachment difficulties. Aisha has experience in working with clients across the lifespan, however, works primarily with client from the age of 16+.

Aisha works at the Essendon location and is available for appointments on Tuesdays 8-6pm, Thursdays 2-8pm, Fridays 8-6pm, and Saturdays 9-5pm.