These are David Grove’s 12 basic questions. 

‘X’ and ‘Y’ denote one or more of the client’s words/ non-verbals

 

Developing Questions

Attributes
And is there anything else about X?
And what kind of X is that X?

Location
And where is X? / And whereabouts is X?

Metaphor
And that’s X like what?

Relationship
And is there a relationship between X and Y?
And when X, what happens to Y?

 

Sequence Questions

Before
And what happens just before X?

After
And then what happens/ And what happens next?

 

Source Question
And where does/could X come from?

 

Intention Questions

Desired Outcome
And what would X like to have happen?

Necessary Conditions
And what needs to happen for X?
And can X?