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

Gain a qualification

ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring

  • 22-23 March, 24-25 May, 12-13 July 2021, 9.30am-5.30pm each day (UK time)
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Alison Blackler, Cheryl Winter, Caitlin Walker, Marian Way

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Use clean with individuals

Symbolic Modelling: Fine Tuning Your Skills

  • 26-28 March 2021 9am-5pm (UK time) each day
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Marian Way

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Use clean with individuals

Clean Language: Core Skills

  • Mondays 12, 19, 26 April; 10, 17, 24 May; 7, 21, 28 June; 5, 12, 19 July - 9am to 11:30am BST
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Marian Way, Doris Leibold

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Get Personal Development

Creating #DramaFree Conversations

  • Thursdays 22, 29 April and 6, 13, 20, 27 May - 6:00PM to 7:30PM BST
  • 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.

(£22.50 including VAT)

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Recent blog posts


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


Meet the Team: Alison Blackler

24th Nov 2020

By Marian Way

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