• Shura Psychology

     

    The word 'Shura' means to consult before making choices.

     

    We pride ourselves on creating safe spaces for you to consider what options will help you to create your ideal life.

     

    That's because we know you have unique challenges that require personalised solutions.

     

    It's why we show up with the right tools to empower your wellbeing and performance, both professionally and personally.

     

    ....we’re here for you and everything you imagined your life to be.

     

     

  • About Toltu

    BA(Psychology), PostGradDip(Psychology), M.ProfPsychology, M.Ed (Leadership, Policy, Change).

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    Hello and welcome!

     

    I remember the first time I went to see a therapist, it took me 8 months to book my first appointment.

     

    I was nervous. I felt like I should be able to solve my own problems. I wasn't sure my problems warranted seeing a therapist, anyway. What would I tell them? What would they think of me?

     

    But you know what? My first step changed everything. Knowing someone was there to hear me out without judgement felt like a weight was lifted from my shoulders. They helped me create 'lightbulb moments' that taught me to solve my own problems and my life drastically changed for the better.

     

    And that's why I became a psychologist - to create the same safe space for others.

     

    So if you're feeling unsure right now, whether personally or professionally, just know it's okay to feel that way. I am here to help, without judgement and with all the support you need.

  • Discover Toltu

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    Psychological Therapy

    Toltu is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She specialises in a broad spectrum of diagnoses and presentations in adults. Her expertise spans mental health disorders, sexual health, crisis management, emotional regulation, and complex trauma presentations across various settings, including private practice, forensic, community, and clinical environments.

     

    With a rich background in forensic settings, Toltu offers assessment and treatment in areas such as sexual, domestic, and criminal violence. She extends her support to healthcare professionals through clinical debriefing sessions and facilitating bespoke workshops tailored to emphasize culturally appropriate mental well-being.

     

    As a therapist, Toltu employs a person-centered approach that is trauma-informed, fostering warmth and validation while guiding clients through change and growth with empathy. She integrates evidence-based frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness-based strategies into her practice.

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    Professional Consultancy/Coaching

    As a consultant, Toltu offers personalized coaching programs and mentorship to business owners, clinical (medical) executives, and educational leaders seeking growth through career transitions, conflict resolution, and effective leadership during times of change.

     

    She provides professional supervision for psychologists and wellbeing specialists, focusing on business positioning, working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities, serving Muslim populations, and addressing sexual health concerns.

     

    For educational leaders, Toltu provides strategic guidance for school executives on matters related to cultural and sexual health, language learning; she develops effective parent education on topics related to parenting, sexual and mental health.

     

    Her esteemed reputation has attracted attention from federal governments, universities, and prominent organizations worldwide, seeking her expertise in education, language learning, leadership, and psychology.

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    Education

    Toltu excels at transforming tired messages into standout statements. With expertise in writing and facilitating programs that drive behavioral change, she can be trusted to bring fresh perspectives to the table.

     

    As an award-winning sexual educator, Toltu crafts empowering sex and sexuality education tailored for families and schools from diverse backgrounds. Her parent masterclasses equip caregivers with the tools to become reliable sources of sexual education for their children, while her school programs and leadership training help institutions navigate changes in sexual culture in line with curriculum requirements.

     

    As a fluent multilingual, Toltu has authored numerous children's books; she has developed and implemented literacy programs in Oromo and Arabic languages. Collaborating closely with communities, her initiatives have led to global tours and provided guidance on native language retention to thousands around the world.

     

    With extensive experience in forensics, Toltu has written and co-facilitated workshops for individuals convicted of various offences, including sexual and family violence. Her engagement and faciliation of dynamic workshops challenge resistance and foster self-reflection and behavior change.

     

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    Keynote Speaker

    Toltu is not only an acclaimed TED speaker and seasoned presenter but also the co-host of the podcast "The Coded Switch," delving into the nuanced experiences of intersectionality and vulnerability in relation to wellness. Her show secured a spot among the top 30 global podcasts exploring these themes in 2023.

     

    Renowned for her efforts in revitalizing native language retention, particularly in Africa's fourth most widely spoken native language, Afaan Oromo, Toltu has earned global recognition as an expert in language revitalization and inclusivity. As a TEDx Speaker, Toltu captivates audiences with her compelling and inspiring stories.

     

    As a globally sought-after plenary speaker, Toltu has delivered over 400 engaging presentations in Australia and around the world.