Guy du Plessis  


Welcome to my website! I specialize in addiction treatment, recovery coaching, training, consulting, and research.

I have worked in the addiction treatment milieu for over 17 years as a addictions counsellor, head of treatment, program & clinical director, trainer, and researcher.

I am the author of the books An Integral Guide to Recovery: Twelve Steps and Beyond, An Integral Foundation for Addiction: Beyond the Biopsychosocial Model, co-author of Mind-Body Workbook for Addiction: Effective Tools for Relapse Prevention and Recovery, and have published numerous academic articles in the fields of addiction treatment and studies, theoretical psychology and philosophy.

I hold a BA in Psychological Counselling (cum laude), BA Hons in Psychology (cum laude), and MA in Psychology (cum laude) degrees from the University of South Africa (Unisa), a PhD candidate at Stellenbosch University, and am licensed as Registered Counsellor with the HPCSA.

Apart from working in private practice, I am a Faculty Member at California Southern University (School of Behavioral Sciences), Faculty Member at Ubiquity University, and Faculty Member at the Wayne Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy at Bellarmine University, Researcher at Momentum Mental Healthcare SA, Co-Director of the Experiential-Existential Psychotherapy Research Center, and Executive Director of the Mind-Body Bridging Institute. 

My professional memberships include the Society of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Society of Addiction Psychology, Society of Humanistic Psychology, International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy, Society for Phenomenology  and Existential Philosophy, International Society for Philosophers, International Society for Self and Identity, and Affiliate Member of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association.