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 Treatment: 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), and Faculty Member at the Wayne Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy at Bellarmine University, Co-Director of the Experiential-Existential Psychotherapy Research Center, and Executive Director of the Mind-Body Bridging Institute.