Trustees

Suzanne Bergne

Suzanne studied Philosophy, English Literature and Media Studies at Munich and Vienna universities.  She married a British Diplomat, had 2 children, and lived and worked for 35 years in the Middle and Far East. During that time she trained and worked as an artist potter and exhibited in Europe and Japan.

In 2006 she qualified as a Jungian Psychotherapist with the Guild of Analytical Psychologists, where she continues to work as a Case-supervisor and Seminar Leader.  She has a private practice near Stow on the Wold and in Chelsea, London.

Suzanne is also an Advanced Candidate with the British Irish Sandplay Society. In the past she served as a Trustee with the Substance Misuse Services, Gloucestershire.

As a trustee of G.A.P. she feels that her international perspective, which is firmly based on a spiritual attitude to life, will prove helpful to the organisation as it continues to evolve.


Martin Knops (Chair)

Martin trained as a teacher and then studied in the 1970s at Oxford Theological Colleges based at Blackfriars. He was Head of RE at St.George’s College, Weybridge before becoming a diocesan advisor and also worked as a radio and tv presenter. He then joined Oxfam GB and was with them for twenty seven years as Head of Psychosocial Support for which he was awarded the OBE in 2013. 

During this time he also began his analytical training with GAP with its emphasis on the interface between spirituality and analytical psychology, qualifying in 2009. He has since been a member of the Coordinating Committee and was Acting Coordinator 2013-15 and helps with the training programme. He has also been researching and writing on the pre-history of the Guild, in particular the lives of Victor White, John Layard and Vera von der Heydt. He is trustee of a charity supporting schools in the Congo and of an Oxfordshire conservation area.

Martin has his practice in Shipton-on-Cherwell, north of Oxford where he lives with his family.  
 

Marie (Gabriel) Robin

Gabriel studied Modern and Medieval Languages in the University of Cambridge and obtained a Diploma in Religious Education at the Institute of Education in London.

She taught in and then became the headmistress of a boarding and day school in Kent.  She then worked in the General Council of the Congregation of Our Lady, Canonesses of St Augustine in Paris and in Rome and also, in London, as President and then General Secretary for the Conference of Religious in England and Wales.  The former post required travel in many countries in Africa, Asia and South America.  During her time with the latter she took part in Delegations to four countries in Central America in support of human rights activists and members of trade unions.

Gabriel did her analytical training as a Jungian Analyst with the Guild of Analytical Psychologists, qualifying in 2001.  Within the Guild she has served for many years on the Training Committee and as a Seminar Leader and continues to support students as their Personal Tutor or as a member of their Review Committee.  She has a private practice in South West London.