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 March 2021 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

Use clean with groups

Clean for Teams

  • 6, 9, 13, 16 Dec 2021 9am-12.30pm each session UK time
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Jacqueline Ann Surin, Sarah Scarratt

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Systemic Modelling Masterclass

  • December 17th 2021, 1pm to 2:45pm GMT
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Caitlin Walker PhD

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Living With Your End in Mind

  • Tuesday 11, 18, 25 January & 1, 8, 15 February 2022, 12:30 - 2pm GMT each session
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Caitlin Walker PhD

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Living Purposefully

  • Thursdays 13, 20, 27 January and 3, 10, 17 February, 3pm to 4:30pm GMT
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Sarah Scarratt, Shaun Hotchkiss

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The training was such a great course! Fun and at the same time practical. Inspiring, meaningful and useful in so many areas. A simplicity, cleanness and playfulness in the philosophy of Clean Language, while at the same time so profound, serious and demanding. Training brings skills. I'm so glad I joined! Develops me in all my roles, as a manager, management consultant, coach, educator, mom, wife, fellow human and human being. I highly recommend it!

Margareta Carlsson, ICF Coach

Featured products


So you want to be… #DramaFree

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



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.



Clean Language and Systemic Modelling DVD

A set of two DVDs with simple exercises for practising Clean Language and Systemic Modelling by yourself or in a group - by Caitlin Walker.

(£10.00 including VAT)

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Recent blog posts


B is for Bind

1st Oct 2021

By Doris Leibold


Using Clean Language to develop Antifragile Leadership

27th Aug 2021

By Jacqueline Ann Surin


How to give feedback

20th May 2021

By Jacqueline Ann Surin


A is for Adjacency

7th Jan 2021

By Doris Leibold

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