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Ongo Talk

Counselling and Life Coaching service

We provide counselling, life coaching and training for people who want to improve their mental health and well being, or further their personal development. 

If you are not eligible for this service for free, prices will range from £5-£25per hour, depending on your circumstances. We can also offer couples and family counselling for £40 per hour. 

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

  • What training is available?


    • MindWorks 
    • Mindful Destinations - a one day positive mental health and well being course
    • New Directions - an in depth three day well being programme for adults who are ready to make a change in their lives
    • Challenger - a specifically designed three day programme for young people

    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

    Thursday 10th October Cole Street

    Monday 14th October The Arc

    Monday 28th October The Arc

    Mindful Destinations – 

    One day course 9.30am – 4.00pm

    Monday 7th October The Arc

    Thursday 24th October Cole Street

    New Directions (3 day) – Friday 20th September, 27th September and 4th October, 9.30am – 4.00pm The Arc

    New Directions (6 half day sessions, participants must commit to all 6 sessions)

    9.30am – 1.00pm

    The Arc

    Tuesday 1st October

    Tuesday 8th October

    Tuesday 15th October

    Tuesday 22nd October

    Tuesday 29th October

    Tuesday 5th November

     Cole Street

    Wednesday 2nd October

    Wednesday 9th October

    Wednesday 16th October

    Wednesday 23rd October

    Wednesday 30th October

    Wednesday 6th November

    MindWorks – Tuesday 24th September, 9.30am-1.00pm Cole Street

    MindWorks - Monday 30th September, 9.30am – 1.00pm Cole Street

    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, the costs will be as follows:

    Individual counselling:

    • £25 per hour for those in full time employment. 
    • £15 per hour evidenced by proof of low income
    • £5 per hour evidenced by proof of claiming unemployment benefit
    • *sometimes free (depending upon evidence of status and postcode)                   

    Couples, relationship and family counselling:

    • £40 per hour
  • 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 either cash or card.

    If you book an appointment and don’t turn up, we’ll still charge you unless you get in touch and cancel it with us.

  • 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.