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About me

Coaching and Mentorship - Reactivating strengths, meaning, and purpose in life

How can I help you?

In short, I help people to be themselves, wholeheartedly and with a deep deep acceptance and understanding of exactly who they are.

A self-confessed introvert, I do tend to work with fellow introverts, celebrating our quieter nature and finding ways to navigate through this life, honouring our true, authentic self.

Speaking from personal experience, from a very young age it felt like I was reading somebody else's script,  never quite understanding my true nature, always feeling like a fish out of water.  It wasn't until my early middle age that I really started to do the work to understand and accept my need for space, quiet, pauses, time, and freedom from trying to be something that I was not.

So that is my work, to support and help you be you and to see where that wonderful journey can take you.  Together we create that space to pause and reflect on life's journey, reactivating your own unique strengths, meaning and purpose in this world.


I completely understand that one size does not fit all so offer a slightly different to the usual model of coaching.

Some of my clients love a mix of coaching and mentoring and I love this as I get to walk alongside you in your journey and you also get the benefit of my journey also.  As a coach, I will help you to uncover your own true authentic self, through deep questioning, reflection and some super coaching tools we can use together. As a mentor, I walk alongside you on your journey, a shoulder to lean on and a leg up at times if needed.

I know from experience, this journey of discovery takes time, so if you are looking for a quick fix, I might not be the best match.

I want my clients to have time to put these deep changes into practice, to take that time to fully understand, embrace and celebrate who they are.  So at the beginning of your journey with me,  we will agree together the number of hours that we work together, on a retainer basis.

Those hours can be used by either face-to-face sessions,  online zoom meetings, emails, really whatever works for you and at a pace and speed that works for you.  So lots of flexibility.

If this sounds interesting and the timing is right for you to feel more contented in life, living true to your values and strengths, then let's set up a call and chat more about this journey.

As a professional, qualified coach, I follow strict governance and guidelines stated by my professional coaching body, the EMCC. I am committed to ongoing CPD and my work is fully insured and supervised. My work is really around creating some freedom, working through areas where we may feel a little stuck, to create a refuge of stillness, peace, and contentment.

  • Full indemnity insurance
  • Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, adhering to their strict code of ethics and conduct
  • Fully Qualified Level 5 Performance and NLP coach
  • Mental Health first aider
  • Trained to teach mindfulness with Mindfulness CIC and Mindfulness UK
  • My work is supervised both as a coach and as a mindfulness teacher

Stillness, Presence, Space, my work as a mindfulness teacher at Alder Tree Mindfulness

Walk alongside a river or body of water and you are likely to come across a grove of Alder Trees. Not showy trees, they don't grow very tall but they hold a little bit of magic within their roots. The wonderful Alder has the ability to restore, enrich, and nourish the ground in which they grow, allowing other plants and trees to flourish and thrive.

The story of the Alder inspires my work and coaching, to support others to thrive through life's adversities and challenges and to find stillness, peace, contentment, and joy in life.

At Alder Tree Mindfulness we offer free 30 minute online guided meditations every Wednesday from 1900 to 1930.

Various other training and events throughout the year, please head over to our website for more information....


Alder Tree Mindfulness The Podcast

A weekly podcast is available to listen to on our website or all the major podcast platforms.


Online Community

I am passionate about creating community and support and this has become more imperative during the pandemic.  Whilst we cannot be in person at the moment, our sessions and coaching have continued online.  I keep our group sessions small in number so as to create a safe, welcoming, and intimate community of support and commonality.  We have a public page on Facebook and a private group on MeWe for all that attend our workshops and coaching so that you be assured of ongoing support.

We have also recently launched our membership offer which provides a wonderful ongoing wellbeing resource.  For £12 per month, you can get access to our online meditation library and also our monthly 90-minute mindfulness session (currently live on zoom), as well as discounts for our longer courses and workshops.  An affordable and accessible way to learn mindfulness and join a supportive community. More information can be found on our website.

Life through Covid-19

During this challenging time, we have pledged to offer as much support as we can to our community and beyond.  All coaching sessions can be held either online via secure zoom meeting, or if you prefer face to face sessions, this can be arranged at our Covid Secure offices in Derby, free parking, lots of room, a safe and welcoming environment (subject to current restrictions and lockdown measures)

Throughout the pandemic, we are offering free guided meditation sessions every Wednesday evening from 1900 to 1930.

If you have been affected financially by the pandemic but still want to access our services, please contact me, let's talk, if we can remove any barriers to you accessing support through this time we will do.

A warm welcome

Whether it is one-to-one coaching or our group sessions, you will be assured of a warm welcome, a friendly smile, and lots of support on this journey of life.  I look forward to talking with you further.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 5 diploma in Coaching with NLP

Mental Health first aider.

Trained mindfulness teacher through mindfulness CIC and Mindfulness UK train to teach program.

Committed to the UK's code of practice for mindfulness teachers.

Member of European mentoring and coaching council, adhering to their strict code of conduct and high standards.

12 years experience as a job coach and advisor


Free informal introduction session - 30 minutes.  Flexible mentoring and coaching services, retainer basis or one off sessions.

Further information


  • An absolutely excellent mindfulness/meditation teacher and life coach. Roger is not just highly qualified, skilled and knowledgeable, but he is also one of the most genuine, kind and compassionate people you could ever wish to meet. Having done a 5 week meditation course and subsequent life coaching with Roger, I can honestly say it's been life changing. I can't recommend Alder Tree Mindfulness enough! LindaS
  • A quality experience learning mindfulness, meditation, growth mindshift, challenging limiting beliefs and finding the joy in life. Life seems a lot less stressful with the practice Roger teaches. He is patient, non-judgemental and comes from a place of authenticity and genuine practice. Would definitely recommend. ChrisO
  • In these troubled times a place of reflection and tranquility where you can learn to stop and pause. Step off the whirlwind of modern life for a moment, you'll not regret it. IanM
  • Roger takes you on a journey as a wonderfully emotive storyteller within creating a safe space for mindfulness. Totally recommend Roger. CarolineA

Alder Tree Mindfulness
Office 24
Marble Hall
80 Nightingale Road
DE24 8BF

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a life coach's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the life coach to discuss the options available.

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Wheelchair user access

Parking available at our Derby offices.


Various availability, evenings, and weekends available.


Roger Hunt - Wellbeing Coach and Mindfulness Teacher

Roger Hunt - Wellbeing Coach and Mindfulness Teacher