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

Get started with clean

1-Hour Clean Language Taster

  • 2nd September 2021 6.30-7.30pm UK time
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Doris Leibold, Karrie Shield

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Use clean with groups

Systemic Modelling Rolling Programme Level 1

  • 13-17 September 2021, 13:00-16:30 UK time each day
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Caitlin Walker

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Clean for Teams

  • 20, 23, 27, 30 September 2021, 9.00am-12.30pm (UK time) each day
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Jacqueline Ann Surin, Sarah Scarratt

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Get started with clean

1-Day Introduction to Clean Language

  • 1 October 2021, 09:30-17:30 UK time (BST)
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Doris Leibold, Alison Flanagan

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Clean Space gives valuable perspective – it’s simple and powerful. The workshop reminded me how important space is to me and I’ve discovered more about the impact of space on the quality of my thinking: in a dark, confined space it was easy to focus on a problem and feel overwhelmed, whereas outdoors I could expand my thinking. As a facilitator I learned that the less I have to do, the more of my attention is available to give to my client.I will be bringing spatial perspectives more into my coaching sessions and I am also thinking about how to use ideas around space even more explicitly in my work… Watch this space!

Felicity Dwyer, 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.

(£22.50 including VAT)

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Recent blog posts


How to give feedback

20th May 2021

By Jacqueline Ann Surin


A is for Adjacency

7th Jan 2021

By Doris Leibold


How I moved from anxious to resourceful during Covid

4th Jan 2021

By Jacqueline Ann Surin


Systemic Modelling: First Impressions

3rd Jan 2021

By Marian Way

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