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Ongo Talk

Counselling and Life Coaching service

We provide one to one counselling, life coaching and talking support groups for people who want to improve their mental health, emotional well-being and create a brighter future for themselves.

This is a free service if you live within the CLLD (Community Led Local Development) area. You can check whether you are eligible by checking your postcode here.

If you are not eligible for this service for free, please get in touch to find out more about our pricing.

We also offer wellbeing courses that are held at either our Cole Street office or The Arc in Westcliff. Our courses are part of self-help for positive wellbeing and confidence building. Check out our section ‘training dates’ below to see when the courses are available.

If you would like to apply for our counselling and life coaching service, click here.

What is the CLLD?

The CLLD (Community Led Local Development) is an EU funded programme which aims to make positive change across Scunthorpe. They support businesses and people to gain funding for projects which make a difference to our community. Helping people to gain confidence and skills, and supporting businesses to grow.

Find out more here.

  • What training is available?


    • MindWorks - a half day strengthening emotional resilience and personal wellbeing course
    • Mindful Destinations - a one day mental health, stress awareness and personal wellbeing course
    • New Directions - an in depth three day well being programme for adults who are ready to make a change in their lives

    We can also help you access fully accredited training, to help you build your CV up and get into employment. 

  • Training dates

    MindWorks – (Emotional Resilience) ½ day course

    9.30am – 1.00pm

    The Arc

    Wednesday 5th February 

    Tuesday 3rd March

    Thursday 9th April 

    Thursday 4th June

    Thursday 1st October 

    Thursday 5th November 

    Tuesday 1st December  

    Cole Street

    Wednesday 12th February

    Monday 9th March

    Monday 20th April

    Thursday 11th June

    Monday 5th October

    Monday 9th November 

    Monday 7th December

    Mindful Destinations – 

    One day course 9.30am – 3.00pm

    The Arc

    Tuesday 28th January

    Thursday 19th March 

    Tuesday 16th June 

    Tuesday 10th November

    Thursday 10th December

    Cole Street

    Thursday 27th February

    Thursday 23rd April

    Tuesday 29th June

    Wednesday 7th October

    Monday 23rd November 

    New Directions (3 day) 

    9.30am – 3.00pm

    The Arc

    Tuesday 17th March

    Tuesday 24th March

    Tuesday 31st March

    Wednesday 25th November

    Wednesday 2nd December

    Wednesday 9th December 

    Cole Street

    Wednesday 10th June

    Wednesday 17th June

    Wednesday 24th June

    Tuesday 29th September

    Tuesday 6th October 

    Tuesday 13th October 


    For more information and to book onto a free course, contact the team via email at

  • How much will the counselling cost me?

    For some people, it will cost nothing. 

    If you live in Scunthorpe you might be eligible for this service free of charge, depending on the post code area that you live. You can check if you’re eligible here

    Don’t worry though, if you can’t access the free counselling service, we can still offer it to you, there will just be a fee to pay.

    For those needing to pay, please get in touch for prices.

  • How do I pay for this service?

    Your first appointment will be a free consultation, and once that is complete, if you decide to book on more sessions you can pay for your next one with cash.

  • Who else is involved in this service?
  • Why choose our counselling service?

    We set up Ongo Talk because we wanted to be able to offer an affordable counselling and life coaching service to those who need it. We also wanted to offer a service where you will be guaranteed to hear from us within three working days of you getting in touch with us.