Welcome to Alder Tree Mindfulness Derby


After several wake up calls, from dealing with his own health and mental wellness, the loss of a close family member and realising that it was time to “wake up”, Roger embarked on a journey of discovery, a journey to remake a life from the inside out, to stand on this earth with a sense of belonging, a sense of purpose and meaning but most of all to re-discover the joy of living.


In the last decade, he has gone on to train as a mindfulness teacher and in 2018 completed his level 5 life coaching diploma qualification with Simply changing.


He has since gone on to walk alongside others in rediscovering the joy of living again and now specialises in helping people to restore a sense of belonging, to develop a strong back and a soft heart in this journey of life, to access their unique strengths and values and to fully embrace their true authentic nature.

Roger lives with his partner and their little long-haired Jack Russell (who often features in his work!).  When he is not coaching or running a mindfulness class, he likes nothing more than to be out immersed in nature, sat reading a book under his favourite tree, or spending time with those that reminded him that within us all is a jewel of joy, waiting to be discovered again. 


“Sometimes you have to fall before you can climb.  When we find ourselves lost, wondering what it is all about, pause, this is our gateway to a sea change, an opportunity to remake a life, to leave behind exhaustion, to embark on a new journey of discovery, it is never too late to be who you were all along”

  • Full indemnity insurance

  • Associate Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, adhering to their strict code of ethics and conduct

  • Level 5 Diploma in Performance Coaching and NLP

  • 20 years experience in leadership, advice guidance, and business operations

  • NVQ Level 3 in Advice and guidance

  • Mindfulness practitioner for the last 6 years, 4 years as a trained mindfulness guide and teacher.  Trained to teach with Mindfulness CIC and Mindfulness UK, Adhering to good practice guidelines for mindfulness teachers in the UK. 

  • Member of the Mindfulness UK Alumni

  • Mental Health first aider

  • My work is supervised both as a coach and as a mindfulness teacher