Sensory Processing

At Evolve Therapy Collective, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive occupational therapy services which include expertise in conducting sensory processing assessments and interventions with adolescents and adults. Our goal is to assist individuals in effectively interpreting and responding to sensory stimuli, fostering improved regulation, engagement, and participation in daily activities.

The intricate relationship between our brain and sensory information significantly influences our behaviour and forms the foundation for various life skills. Everyone has a unique sensory profile however when individuals misinterpret or have an atypical response to everyday sensory input, such as sound or touch, it can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, seeking out specific sensory experiences, or avoiding certain sensations. These responses may result in strong emotional reactions or behaviours that impact a person’s ability to participate in daily living activities, work, or community interactions.

Our occupational therapists employ a comprehensive approach to address sensory issues. We conduct detailed sensory profiles using standardised assessment tools like the Adult/Adolescent Sensory Profile, complemented by clinical observation and interviews with family or caregivers. This thorough assessment allows us to understand the specific challenges an individual may face in processing sensory information.

Following the assessment, our occupational therapists recommend and prescribe tailored interventions, including accommodations and adaptations, environmental modifications, sensory equipment, and sensory diets. This personalised approach ensures that interventions align with the unique needs of each individual, aiming to enhance sensory modulation, integration, and discrimination and allow a person to participate fully and safely in their daily activities, schooling, work and social activities.

Education is a vital component of our services. We provide individuals and their families, caregivers, support workers and educational facilities with insights into the influence of sensory functions on occupational performance. This includes guidance on minimising the negative impact of sensory challenges on daily functioning and working collaboratively with these key people to ensure our interventions are appropriate for a range of different environments. Additionally, we offer proactive strategies to help prevent and de-escalate maladaptive behaviours associated with sensory issues.

Our interventions are carefully crafted to improve sensory functioning, contributing to enhanced engagement in daily routines, social interactions, and learning experiences. Whether through sensory-based strategies, creating sensory-rich environments, or recommending specific sensory tools and techniques, our mental health occupational therapists use their extensive expertise to make a significant difference in promoting optimal sensory functioning within a person’s life. The ultimate goal is to improve the overall quality of life for individuals by empowering them to navigate their sensory experiences with greater ease and confidence. 

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Zain Constantine


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.

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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.

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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.

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.  

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.