Esther Slattery

Psychotherapist, specialising in CBT, EMDR and MBT

About Me

Esther Slattery is a qualified and BABCP accredited Psychotherapist at Cherry Tree Therapy Centre in Buckhurst Hill.

Specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness Based Therapies (MBT).


Have you been struggling with depression, insomnia, anxiety, worry, overthinking or low self esteem?

Are you ready for transformational therapy?

The last 2 years have given a bashing to our mental health and most of us have struggled with aspects of our wellbeing. If this has left you feeling depressed or stressed out and you are finding it difficult to get back on your feet, therapy can help you. Even if you are not in a position to go privately, there are many sources of support. You are welcome to call for a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your options.

I am an experienced CBT, EMDR and MBT Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I offer inclusive, evidence based therapy, developed around you, your needs and personal circumstances. I believe that we are all perfect, just as we are, so you never have to leave any parts of you out. I have experience and enjoy working with people from all sections of society. My specialism include work with the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, LGBTQ+ as well as mainstream community. I am passionate about social inclusion and in enabling everyone to flourish to achieve full potential irrespective of history and social circumstances.

Whether you are looking for a one-off assessment and advice or longer package of therapy, I will listen and build a therapy program around your needs.  I work with all types of depression and anxiety including generalised, panic, phobia, OCD and PTSD. I have special interest in insomnia and low self esteem. My work is informed by science and delivered with compassion in a gentle, person centred approach.

Therapy is a deeply personal journey and  a successful, easy therapeutic relationship is crucial. I offer a free 30 mins consultation to find out if my skills match your needs and if we are a good match. There is no obligation and I will be happy to signpost you.



I have decades of experience of working at the forefront of mental health services, both within primary care and specialist services. Until last year I worked in NHS IAPT Services as a senior CBT & EMDR psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher and supervisor. I was part of the core team developing and delivering mindfulness for staff wellbeing. 

As well as working in private practice, I also provide supervision for a local university on their CBT diploma courses.



  • Masters in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy- University of Oxford
  • Masters in Mental Health Studies- Middlesex University
  • PGdip CBT- Kings College London
  • CBT Supervision- Kings College London
  • EMDR Training- Training Academy
  • Bsc Hons Psychology (Open University)
  • BSCHons- Specialist Community Mental Health Nursing- University of East London

Professional Memberships

  • BABCP – British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
  • NMC 
  • BAMBA – British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches