Rosaline Nain Chia

Rosaline Nain Chia

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Peterhead

Peterhead AB42
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I offer online or telephone sessions.  Please note that my availability is flexible.

About me and my therapy practice

A change in circumstances and status can put a strain in our relationships and sometimes lead to depression and anxiety. If you are having a challenging time adjusting to a new, social environment or situation, I can support you to recognise your potential, grow in confidence and navigate into the new life you wish for yourself.

I offer a non-judgmental Counselling service that provides you with the space to connect and create new comfortable ways of 'be-ing' and 'do-ing'; a relaxed space to gently explore your options and mindfully think of essential ways to cope with the changes in and around you.  Although I emphasise the importance of a holistic approach to Counselling I use Transactional Analysis (TA) as my main modality to understand and facilitate your navigation through life changes.

I am a qualified TA Counsellor. I work and abide by the BACP ethical principles.  I also abide by TA’s main concepts and principles that emphasises the worthiness and value of each individual. We all have the capacity to think and decide what we want from life and that such decisions, made consciously or unconsciously can change when we know better.

My conversational, non-directive style of counselling permits the client to recognise and act on their own abilities and skills.

My approach to Couples Counselling is based on the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy that focuses on identifying the factors that contribute to successful or unsuccessful relationships. This method emphasizes enhancing clients' relationships by teaching specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy. It also aims to equip couples with effective tools for managing conflicts, both resolvable problems and perpetual issues. 

Practice description

I offer online (video) and telephone sessions. In order for you to make the best decision for yourself, I will support you in deciding whether or not engaging in counselling via online or telephone would work for you. I will also support you in deciding which medium best suits your needs. 

I strongly believe that the first step to a lasting personal change is understanding why we think, feel and act a certain way.  Crafting the next steps then become easier once we can see clearly how it all started and which parts of the jigsaw puzzle can be changed and/or moved around.

Yet I am aware that the idea of therapy can be daunting even for those who have experienced it before.  To make it "calming", and less daunting, I will walk alongside you and go at your pace.

With regards to Couples Counselling, the couple and I, together, will explore your relationship's strengths and navigate its vulnerabilities with care.  The focus here will be for you as a couple to understand yourself and your partner as well as what you each bring to the relationship.  The decisions and/or changes you make will be based on the new knowledge of each other that you will acquire during our sessions.

My first session

Contracting plays a big role in TA therapy. The contract between the client and myself starts from our initial appointment when we both think of and agree on, how and if we can work together.

The first session is the “getting to know” session for both the client and myself. It is for contracting and getting information about the client including their reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and the personal goals they intend to achieve by coming in for therapy. It is also the session in which the client decides whether I am a good fit for them and I decide if I am qualified to support the client to achieve their goals.

The initial appointment is also the time when the client and I contract on our individual boundaries, agree on the frequency of the sessions and how we would work together to make the change they want.

As my client, you will expect to be treated as an authority in your own life. You will expect to be listened to and be heard. No one understands the pain, and challenges in your life better than yourself who is living through it. In our sessions, therefore, the client will be guided to find their own answers through understanding themselves and their experiences.

For the Assessment Couples Counselling, we will discuss the history of your relationship, areas of concern, and establish treatment goals - 1st session. I will then meet with each of you individually to delve into your personal histories - 2nd Session. Lastly, I will share my treatment recommendations and work with you to establish mutually agreed-upon goals for your therapy - 3rd Session.

Both partners will be involved and present for most of the sessions. However, there may be instances where individual sessions are recommended. Additionally, I may assign exercises for you to practice between sessions.

The duration of therapy will be determined based on your specific needs and goals. Throughout the therapy process, we will establish checkpoints to evaluate your satisfaction and progress.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples

How I deliver therapy

Online therapy, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken