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 groups

Systemic Modelling Rolling Programme

  • Places available
  • Monday 04 to Friday 08 December 2023, 8.30am to 12.30pm each day
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Caitlin Walker PhD, Jacqueline Ann Surin

Details & booking

Use clean with groups

Systemic Modelling Rolling Programme

  • Places available
  • Monday 04 to Friday 08 December 2023, 2pm to 6pm GMT each day
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Caitlin Walker PhD, Shaun Hotchkiss

Details & booking

Practise Your Skills

Clean Language Practice Group

  • Places available
  • Monday 18 December 2023, 7pm to 9pm GMT
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Marian Way

Details & booking

Free Webinar

What happens at Adventures in Clean?

  • Places available
  • Friday 19 January 2024, 1pm to 1:45pm GMT
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Marian Way, Penny Tompkins

Details & booking

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I have just completed 'Clean for Teams' and have been inspired and astounded by the power of this process. If you are a manager or leader of a group or team you will not fail to gain clarity, understanding and appreciation of this process. I felt inspired and in awe of the trainers in the way they delivered and merged the learning involved so that as participants we all learnt in the way that felt best for us individually whilst developing our understanding of the group process. Highly recommended to anyone who works with teams or aspires to in the future.

Lisa Sturge, Coach

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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.



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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