Guy du Plessis  

Psychological Counselling 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, logotherapy, 12-Step philosophy and existential psychology.

  • Addiction Counselling for Family Members: I provide support for family members of individuals who are in active addiction or in addiction recovery. I provide education about substance use and its treatment for the whole family and support family members in reducing their unhelpful behaviors and increasing their effective behaviors. I also assist in family interventions.

  • Integrated Recovery Coaching: In my recovery 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 Psychotherapy: Existential psychotherapy is a style of therapy that places emphasis on the human condition as a whole. Existential psychotherapy uses a positive approach that applauds human capacities and aspirations while simultaneously acknowledging human limitations. My approach is informed work of existential philosophers (Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, & Camus) and existential psychologists (Frankl, Boss & Yalom). 

I am a Registered Counsellor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). I provide short term counselling for those that have experienced a traumatic event.

All my psychological services are offered remotely via Zoom

Professional Memberships

  • Psychological Counsellor registered by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Registration # PRC 0021490
  • The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), Full Member, Registration # PSY4142
  •  National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Professional Member. Member # 22606
  • Member of the Society of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 24
  • Member of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 32
  • Member of the International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Affiliate Member of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association
  • Member of the National Philosophical Counseling Association
  • Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute of South Africa