Volunteer counselling placements

Are you working towards a counselling qualification and looking to gain practical experience in a supportive environment? Read on!

Consider a placement with us.

If you’re working towards a counselling qualification and are looking to gain practical experience, you could join Ongo counsellors already supporting local people to improve their mental health through counselling.

Working with Ongo is a great opportunity to work closely and be mentored by qualified counsellors registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

You will enhance your practitioner skills and work with clients in the local community presenting with mental health conditions and challenging circumstances. You will be exposed to how an organisation manages external contracts, caseloads, safeguarding responsibilities, record keeping and organisational responsibilities.

Alongside mentorship, you will have access to valuable resources and spaces to deliver a high-quality service, feeling supported and nurtured every step of the way.


Why choose us?

There are lots of reasons to choose us. Here are just a few:

  • You’ll gain varied experience across different approaches, such as Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytical approaches.
  • We offer counselling services across different locations, including The Arc, and Cole Street, in Scunthorpe, and The Viking Centre in Barton-upon-Humber.
  • We’re part of the Ongo Group, which reinvests all profits back into local communities to support projects such as this one, offering free counselling and support services to local people.



There are no age restrictions, but you should be an FdA/BA Hons in Counselling student that has completed a minimum of Level 4 training and has been passed as fit to practice and under supervision.

Signing up with us will be subject to an interview process and induction attendance.



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