Guy du Plessis  

 Therapeutic Services 


  • Addiction Counselling: For individuals who are struggling with addiction and for whom individual counselling may be effective.  My therapeutic orientation is informed by integral meta-theory, psychodynamic psychotherapy, philosophy of action, existential-phenomenology, existential philosophy and existential psychology.
  • Recovery Coaching: In my coaching methodology I assist my clients in developing an Integrated Recovery Program, as outlined in my books An Integral Guide to Recovery and An Integral Foundation for Addiction Treatment.   
  • Existential Counselling: Helping my clients discover, or rather "un-cover", meaning in their lives, as well as dealing emotionally and intellectually with the existential givens of existence. My approach is informed by the work of existential philosophers (in particular Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, & Camus) and existential psychologists (in particular Frankl, Boss & Yalom).
  • Supportive Counselling for Fathers: I provide support form fathers dealing with various issues including parental alienation, custody issues and Narcissistic/Borderline personality disordered co-parents. I am informed by Dr. Craig Childress's Attachment-Based Parental Alienation model. Facing parental alienation can be an extremely traumatic experience, and I provide coping skills and support for navigating this trauma.
  • Trauma Counselling: I am a Registered Counsellor with a specialisation in Trauma Counselling with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. I provide short term counselling for those that have experienced a traumatic event.  

Training & Consulting

My company Integrated Recovery Services provides online training and consulting services for healthcare professionals, recovery coaches, treatment administrators, and lay counsellors interested in applying the Integrated Recovery Program and/or Integrated Recovery Meta-therapy in their practice or treatment facility. 

The Integrated Recovery Program is outlined in my book An Integral Guide to Recovery: Twelve Steps and Beyond, and Integrated Recovery Meta-therapy is described in my book An Integral Foundation for Addiction: Beyond the Biopsychosocial Model. Because these approaches applies integral meta-theory therapists, counselors and coaches are provided with a multiperspectival framework that enables them to work in an inclusive and comprehensive manner, while at the same time providing a meta-theoretical and trans-disciplinary orientation. 


Integrated Recovery Solutions, CC. Reg. No. 210/002117/23. Director: G. P. Du Plessis, B.A. (Unisa), B.A. Hons. (Unisa), M.A. (Unisa).


Professional Memberships
  • Society of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, APA Div. 24
  • Society for Humanistic Psychology, APA Div. 32
  • Society of the History of Psychology, APA Div. 26
  • Intentional Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Affiliate member of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association

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I am a registered HPCSA service provider South African clients can submit my account to their medical aid providers. 




"The soul in its essence will say to herself: no one can build the bridge on which you in particular will have to cross the river of life-no one but yourself. Of course there are countless paths and bridges and demigods ready to carry you over the river, but only at the price of your own self. In all the world, there is one specific way that no one but you can take…” 

                                                                                         - F. Nietzsche