Listening Works


Welcome to Listening Works

Empowering people

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Listening Works. My name is Victoria Armstrong, and I am Person Centred Psychotherapist working Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Counselling and therapy in a safe, comfortable and private setting

As a Person Centred Psychotherapist I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. I will not judge you, no matter what you bring to the session. This helps build a trustworthy relationship in which you can feel free and supported to disclose whatever is troubling you. Eventually it will lead you to discover your own abilities and autonomy, so that you can cope with current and future problems.

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Listening Works- Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

When you’re attending counselling sessions you’ll be encouraged to bring your own issues to the session – the counselling is led by you and not directed by me.


To help you achieve your potential, when you come to counselling I will offer:

Unconditional positive regard (UPR) – accepting and valuing you.

Congruence - being honest and transparent in how I experience you and your world.

Empathic understanding – seeing your viewpoint as if I were you.

What issues can counselling help with?

Life can be challenging in all sorts of ways, and sometimes it's a struggle to cope. People come to therapy for so many different reasons.

Often there's something in our lives that we're having difficulty dealing with. This might be a specific event or experience such as:


The ending of a relationship

Work stress

A traumatic experience

Regretting past choices

There might be difficulties you've been living with for a long time, and which never really seem to go away such as:

Panic & Anxiety



Low self-esteem

Trouble with Relationships


It can seem impossible to know which way to turn at times. Many people find it useful to have a space to share their difficulties, to talk about them and work through them with someone who listens. That’s what I’m here for. ​I am a Person Centred Integrated Psychotherapist with a degree from Sunderland University.

Bespoke Services

I am a member of The British Association for Counsellor and Psychologists. I offer bespoke therapeutic services either face-to-face video or by telephone from my private practice based in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne to adults and young people from various backgrounds and cultures.

Let's Talk

Don't hesitate to contact me to discuss or ask questions regarding my approach.

I regularly engage in CPD and supervision to ensure safe practice for myself and potential clients.

Listening Works- Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

"This was my first time attending counselling and I found Victoria to be professional but friendly which made me feel less nervous. I was able to open up much more than I thought as I did not feel judged, in fact she was empathic and helped me with making decisions."

Eve, Durham

"Victoria was a good listener and helped me set my boundaries and start self care."

Paul, Gosforth

Listening Works- Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

My location

My private practice is based in Blaydon, and is easily accessible from Gateshead, Newcastle, City Centre, North Shields, Blyth, Longbenton, Morpeth, Cramlington, and Jesmond. Free parking is also available at my practice.

I also offer therapeutic services by video or by telephone.

Fees & availability

Initial consultation

Free, by phone

When you first get in touch I offer an initial phone consultation, to get some information about what's bringing you to therapy. This lasts around 15-30 minutes.


Our first session together will allows me to get a better understanding of what you'd like from therapy and whether we may be able to work together. It will also be the first time we meet face-to-face, which can help you decide if you feel comfortable to continue the sessions with me.

Therapy session

£45 - 50 minutes

Each session of therapy lasts around 50 minutes and I offer these weekly and bi-weekly. There's no set number of sessions, as everyone who comes to therapy is different. I offer short-term and long-term therapy.

Listening Works- Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07443656515 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquiries are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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