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

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Creating #DramaFree Conversations

  • 28 October; 4, 11, 18, 25 November; 2 December (Thursday evenings) 6pm to 7:30pm UK time
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Shaun Hotchkiss, Sarah Scarratt

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Attend special events

An A-Z of Clean: B is for Binds

  • Wednesday 10 November 2021 2-3pm UK time (GMT)
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Doris Leibold, James Lawley, Caitlin Walker PhD

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Get started with clean

1-Day Introduction to Clean Language

  • 23 November 2021, 09:30-17:30 UK time (GMT)
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Doris Leibold, Alison Flanagan

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Use clean with individuals

Inner Child Workshop

  • Tuesday 23 November, 1pm until Friday 26 November, 12:30pm
  • Online via Zoom
  • With Caitlin Walker PhD, Marian Way

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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


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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Recent blog posts


B is for Bind

1st Oct 2021

By Doris Leibold


Using Clean Language to develop Antifragile Leadership

27th Aug 2021

By Jacqueline Ann Surin


How to give feedback

20th May 2021

By Jacqueline Ann Surin

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