Wayfinder Press


view of the Tasman Sea from David Grove's favourite beach on North Island, New ZealandWelcome to Wayfinder Press, an independent, not-for-profit publisher founded by Philip Harland. Some of the material here is downloadable for personal use at no cost and some is available for sale via Amazon and Lulu. There are two strands to the work: fiction and non-fiction. Non-fiction books and Articles range across a broad spectrum of psychology, therapy, client practice, science and philosophy, and are aimed at health and personal development professionals and the interested lay public. The Fiction is for everyone.


If DrownedFiction
If Drowned
is a fictional memoir in the form of a letter of explanation and apology from a father 
to his son. As a psychotherapist Philip was moved by the journeys his clients undertook in their struggle to know themselves and find redemption and release. His story of lovers, mothers, gods and monsters is inspired by his clients' lives and his own in what one reader describes as “a vastly entertaining, challenging, superbly written account of love, loss and discovery.”


Trust Me, I'm The Patient

The Power of SixMetaphors in MindNon-fiction Books
Include Trust Me, I’m The Patient, The Power of Six and Metaphors in Mind. The theme common to them all is the remarkable ability people possess to chart their own paths towards healing and change. The job of the therapist in such cases is not to interpret the client’s experience or to make suggestions, but to facilitate clients to know themselves, using techniques based on the core values and practices of psychotherapist David Grove’s Clean Language


Clean Language is so much more than a counselling, coaching, or problem-solving process. It enables people to ‘get inside’ the organization of their own minds like no other methodology we know, which allows the mind-body system to reflect on itself in a remarkably concentrated and direct way. James Lawley and Penny Tompkins, psychotherapists, authors of Metaphors in Mind

The photograph top left is a view of the Tasman Sea from David Grove’s favourite beach on North Island, New Zealand. David and Philip were working on the therapeutic uses of Emergent Knowledge. The Wayfinder Press book The Power of Six is about Grove’s last work in this field and is dedicated to him.


Philip HarlandCaitlin WalkerPenny Tompkins and James LawleyCarol Thompson - clown commentary

Philip Harland, Caitlin Walker, James Lawley and Penny Tompkins read excerpts from Trust Me, I’m The Patient at the launch of the book during the Northern Clean Conference in Liverpool. Carol Thompson provided a Clown commentary.

Philip Harland is an author, playwright, screenwriter and psychotherapist. He was brought up in Yorkshire, studied architecture at Durham University and had a successful career as a writer and director in theatre, film and television. He went on to train in analytic, humanistic and neurolinguistic psychotherapies, and collaborated over many years with the creator of Clean Language and Therapeutic MetaphorDavid Grove, until Grove’s death in 2008. Philip founded the Clean Language Research Group and is the author of numerous articles on ‘Clean’ for professional journals and the cleanlanguage, powersofsix and wayfinderpress websites.