What is Clean Language?

Clean Language is a simple set of questions developed by counselling psychologist David Grove. These questions are used with a person’s own words to direct their attention to some aspect of their own experience.

Asking these questions in the right context often results in an interesting new insight or the recognition of some new possibility. And if that new possibility is then questioned using Clean Language, the result can be quite profound.

"With a tool like this you can change the world."

Want to practice Clean Language skills?

We have three practice groups at various times of the month. We'd love to have you join us regardless of your level of experience. For more information, click here.

Or gain a coaching qualification?

Join us from November 2020 for our ILM Level 5 Certificate or Diploma in Effective Coaching and Mentoring to learn foundational clean coaching methodologies to inspire capability in others and coach them for success.

Upcoming events

Get started with clean

Creating #DramaFree Conversations Christmas Special

  • 1 December 2020 7-9.30pm
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Shaun Hotchkiss, Sarah Scarratt

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Use clean with groups

Clean for Teams

  • 14-17 December 2020, 3pm to 6:30pm each day (UK time)
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Shaun Hotchkiss, Sarah Scarratt

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Gain a qualification

Clean Facilitator Programme

  • Always available
  • With Marian Way

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Use clean with individuals

InsideClean: Series 2 - The Structure of Desire

  • Always available
  • Online course
  • With James Lawley, Penny Tompkins, Marian Way

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Creating #DramaFree Conversations is a brilliant event that really makes you think about the way language and behaviour influences what happens around us, whether it be in home or work life. It gives clear guidance on how to begin to change the dynamics to reduce drama and uses great examples to bring the whole thing to life.

Catherine Horner

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So you want to be… #DramaFree

Caitlin and Marian's interactive journal to help you reduce unnecessary conflict in your life.



Insights in Space

How to use Clean Space to solve problems, generate ideas and spark creativity. By James Lawley and Marian Way.



Clean Approaches for Coaches

Marian Way's book about creating the conditions for change within a coaching session, using Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling.



From Contempt to Curiosity

Caitlin Walker's book about using Clean Language and Systemic Modelling to encourage the conditions for collaboration.


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