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?


You can join in our FREE peer practice sessions every Tuesday and Saturday (except in the school holidays) by joining our community site: Clean Campus, which is also a place to share ideas about all things clean. We also have a more formal practice group led by Marian Way and for which there is a small fee. You can learn about this here.

Or gain a coaching qualification?


Join us in 2024 for our Clean Coach Certification Programme (Level 1 accredited programme with the ICF) to learn clean coaching methodologies to inspire capability in others and help transform their lives. Based on Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling, this is an ideal opportunity to learn these skills within the context of an ICF accredited coaching programme. The programme will be delivered in-person in the summer and online in the autumn and includes access to a private space on our Clean Campus where you can connect with the other participants between sessions for discussion, practice and extra learning.

Upcoming events

Use clean with individuals

Clean Space Fundamentals

  • Places available
  • Thursday 27 June, 2pm to 6pm BST
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Marian Way

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Get started with clean

1-Hour Clean Language Taster

  • Places available
  • Wednesday 3 July 2024, 1.30pm to 2.30pm BST
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Doris Leibold

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Use Clean with Individuals

Clean Feedback: 1/2-Day Workshop

  • Places available
  • Wednesday 03 July 2024, 2.30pm to 5.30pm BST
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Marian Way, Emily Edwards

Details & booking

Gain a qualification

Clean Coach Certification Programme (ICF ACC)

  • Places available
  • Two in-person modules: 6-9 July, 7-10 September, 9:30am to 6pm BST each day. Plus 2 online sessions, Saturday mornings in October and November (see details).
  • The Practice, West Kirby, Wirral, United Kingdom
  • With Marian Way, Caitlin Walker PhD

Details & booking

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Caitlin and Marian are a brilliant and highly skilled duo. Their style is approachable, down-to-earth and totally practical, providing insights, training and consultancy that will add value to any organisational issue or need.

Alison Bramall , Coach and Consultant

Featured products


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)


Insights in Space

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


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