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 November 2020 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 individuals

Clean Language: Core Skills

  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November, 7, 14 December 2020, 11, 18, 25 January and 1, 8 February 2021, 4-6.30pm each day (UK time).
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Marian Way

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Use clean with groups

Systemic Modelling Rolling Programme Level 1

  • 3, 10, 17, 24 November and 1 December 2020 3-6.30pm UK time (GMT)
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Caitlin Walker

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Special event

Conversations with Caitlin: Your journey to coaching

  • Fri, 6 November 2020 10-11:30am GMT
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Caitlin Walker

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Clean for Teams

  • 17 - 20 November 2020, 3pm to 6:30pm each day (UK time)
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Shaun Hotchkiss, Sarah Scarratt

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Thank you for this deep-going webinar. I benefitted in two ways: Professionally, I got a very good impression of Clean Language and how to determine when this method will be the right one for my clients. And I very much like the philosophy of David Grove. Personally, I had a deep insight what it needs to feel comfortable and have fun speaking English. And even while talking with you I felt an inner and symptomatic change. Wow. I was also very impressed by your attitude and clarity. Thank you. I'm now into Clean Language and I want to learn and experience more.

Frances Loumer

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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.



Insights in Space

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



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.


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