About us

Welcome to Evolve Therapy Collective. Established by Angie and Fiona in 2020, our practice is the result of a 17-year friendship, a shared passion for occupational therapy and a commitment to delivering quality services and outcomes for our clients.  With a combined experience of over 30 years in the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast regions in both private and public sectors, Angie and Fiona have cultivated an extensive network and reputation for excellence.  


From our humble beginnings as a team of two we have evolved into a thriving allied health practice, expanding our team whilst retaining our core values of respect, integrity, and exceptional person-centred service.  We believe in quality over quantity and every member of our team is carefully chosen to align with these principles.


At Evolve Therapy Collective, accessibility is our cornerstone.  Remaining intentionally small and local to the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast areas allows us to maintain a personal connection that keeps us accessible to our valued referrers and clients alike.  Our wealth of experience and expertise enables us to provide service of the highest quality, focusing on what truly matters – our clients’ wellbeing.    


While professionalism is paramount, we understand the power of a positive attitude and a touch of humour in connecting with people.  At Evolve Therapy Collective, compassion meets expertise creating an approach to well-being that is both down to earth and impactful. 

Our Team

Angela Brown

Co-Director | Occupational Therapist

Angie was born and raised in the north of Scotland and, after graduating from high school, spent over a year in...

Fiona Williams

Co-Director | Occupational Therapist

Fiona was born and raised in the picturesque north coast of Northern Ireland. She emigrated to...

Philippa Ludwig

Senior Occupational Therapist

Philippa was born and raised in South Australia. After graduating from high school, she obtained...

Teigan Miller

Occupational Therapist

Teigan grew up on the Central Coast of New South Wales and relocated to the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast...

Amber Correy

Exercise Physiologist

Amber completed her undergraduate of Exercise and Sports Science in 2014 at University of Sydney...

Zain Constantine

Psychologist

Zain Constantine was born in a small coastal town in Tasmania, but has lived in the Tweed Heads/Southern...

Accreditations

AHPRA & National Boards
Occupational Therapy Australia
Registered NDIS Provider
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Angela Brown

Co-Director  | Occupational Therapist

Angie was born and raised in the north of Scotland and, after graduating from high school, spent over a year in France before returning to Scotland where she obtained her BA Honours in Occupational Therapy in 2002. She practiced in maximum secure forensic psychiatry before emigrating to Australia in 2004. 

Angie has worked in a variety of public health settings including drug and alcohol, inpatient and community mental health, community forensic mental health, trauma informed care project management, suicide prevention project management, corporate risk and safety and numerous health management roles. In addition, Angie managed her own private OT practice prior to the development of Evolve OT where she gained extensive experience in minor and major home modifications, equipment prescription and medico-legal assessments and reports. Outside of work Angie loves to spend time with her family and border collie puppy, read, cook, travel and explore our local area.

Fiona Williams

Co-Director  | Occupational Therapist

Fiona was born and raised in the picturesque north coast of Northern Ireland. She emigrated to Australia in 1990 and obtained her BA in Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland in 1997. She has worked in a variety of public health settings across both the Gold Coast and Northern NSW including inpatient and community mental health, mental health rehabilitation, mental health mobile intensive treatment, senior OT supervision role and mental health recovery and partnership coordination. 

In addition, Fiona has worked in the private sector as an OT for 15 years, which has led to her having extensive experience in the area of medico-legal assessments and report writing. She is also a guest lecturer at Southern Cross University. Away from work, Fiona enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, bushwalking, photography, going to the beach and travelling.

Philippa Ludwig

Senior Occupational Therapist

Philippa was born and raised in South Australia.  After graduating from high school, she obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy in 2000 and commenced her career in the rural community mental health services of South Australia’s Riverland and Victoria’s Riverina districts.

After a hiatus in Canada, Philippa returned to work in the mental health field as a mental health counsellor for the Riverland Division of General Practice, before moving to the Gold Coast to work primarily in the public community mental health sector in the areas of case management, psychosocial recovery and partnerships coordination. Throughout this time, Philippa has gained extensive skills working with a variety of mental health conditions and intellectual disability, with a particular interest in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Away from work, Philippa loves spending time with her family, including her dog, mountain biking (she holds an introductory mountain bike coach qualification), going to concerts and spending time at the beach.  

OT Home Safety Assessment

Teigan Miller

Occupational Therapist

Teigan grew up on the Central Coast of New South Wales and relocated to the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast area to complete her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, where she graduated from Southern Cross University in 2021.

 

Teigan is passionate about helping people to live their best life and feel empowered. She enjoys helping people to do the things they never thought were possible. Teigan works collaboratively and compassionately with clients, families, and supports to help clients achieve their goals. Through her experiences in various student placements, Teigan has had opportunities to work in both public and private settings in hospital, school, and community OT roles. Teigan has had experience in rehabilitation, mental health, aged-care, and health promotion roles, and enjoys utilising therapeutic interventions and assistive technology to promote independence. Being a new graduate Teigan is excited to start specialising in an area of occupational therapy and is committed to ongoing professional development.

Outside of work Teigan enjoys playing footy, camping, adventuring, and spending time with her friends and family.

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Amber Correy

Exercise Physiologist

Amber completed her undergraduate of Exercise and Sports Science in 2014 at University of Sydney and her Masters in Exercise Physiology (Clinical Rehabilitation) at Charles Stuart university in 2015. Since becoming qualified, she has worked for various private Allied Health clinics as well as most recently working at various Mental Health units across NSW. 

She has a particular interest in educating and demonstrating the benefits of exercise on mental health conditions with a strong focus on achieving behavioural/lifestyle change. She can also work with those with physical disabilities and other chronic conditions, including all types of heart diseases and diabetes (Type 1 and 2), weight loss/control and nutrition planning, pre/post-operative rehabilitation, arthritis and osteoporosis, respiratory diseases, metabolic issues, chronic pain and fatigue, kidney complications, cancer and chemotherapy, falls prevention, balance and other conditions associated with ageing.

 

The main aim of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist is to prevent or manage chronic disease, disability or injury and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness through safely delivered and specifically tailored exercise as well as assist in health and physical activity education, advice, support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

OT Home Safety Assessment

Zain Constantine

Psychologist

Zain Constantine was born in a small coastal town in Tasmania, but has lived in the Tweed Heads/Southern Gold Coast area for the past 30 years. Zain graduated from Bond University with a Bachelor Social Science (Psychology) with Honours 2009, and completed his provisional internship through Tweed Heads Mental Health Services. 

Prior to becoming a registered psychologist Zain spent several years in the community services sector working in the areas of mental health and disability out reach and supported living, COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness), and mental health education programs for school children.

Zain’s current work as a psychologist has him working with clients experiencing a wide variety of psychological issues ranging from schizophrenia, anorexia nervosa, major depression, anxiety disorders and complex trauma. Through this diversity of clientele, Zain is experienced and confident in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of mental health issues and clients with complex histories and support needs.