I was born Zenon Waśkiewicz, the second child in my family. I have always lived in the West Midlands or North Worcestershire, apart from a two-year spell in Southampton. I lived as a member of a religious order until I was thirty and then embarked on a career in the field of talking therapies.
In my later thirties, I met and married my wife and we have a son.
My initial training was in Integrative Counselling and then I completed a post-graduate course in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am currently studying with the Association of Jungian Analysts in order to work as a Jungian Analyst.
I am an Accredited and Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a BUPA recognised counsellor and psychotherapist.