Guy du Plessis  




 “Guy du Plessis has given us a very important example of how to apply the Integral model to the process of recovery, thus insuring us that the approach will be more comprehensive, inclusive, and therefore more effective."  

Ken Wilber: Integral Philosopher and Author

"This is a well-developed meta-theory [Integrated Metatheoretical Model of Addiction] that I think does an excellent job of providing a conceptual framework for the wide range of addiction theories that have been proposed. This kind of conceptual work is extremely hard to do but is worth it because it help people working in a field to expand our field of vision and learn from other approaches. It is also of great practical importance because it can provide a basis for developing the kind of broad-ranging strategies needed for combating addiction by treating it as a complex system with multiple interacting levels."

Robert West: Author of Theories of Addiction

"I have known Guy du Plessis for approximately ten years as a friend and as a professional colleague. First of all, let me say that Guy is brilliant. He is a brilliant writer and a brilliant thinker on the subject of Integral Recovery. Besides being brilliant, he is also a very warm human being and has a great sense of humor. In addition to this, Guy has many years of experience in his own personal recovery and in working with addicts and alcoholics. I could not think of anyone better to be a coach, counselor, and support, if you're really ready to get sober and to get healthy." 

John Dupuy: author of Integral Recovery & CEO, iAwake 


"I have experience of Guy in both his counselling work and in his work as a fellow Integral practitioner. Guy has tremendous capacity to land big picture, integrative thinking into practical reality with both compassion and dexterity. He provides thoughtful and robust input to complex challenges, enabling a deeper inquiry. In his work as an addiction counsellor, he holds space for others’ healing with both a fierce humility and an uncompromising honesty.”      

Anna Cowen: Director of Meshfield

“Guy has brilliant insight into the needs of the recovering addict. His Integrated approach to recovery addiction is bold and refreshing and reflects a deep knowledge and understanding of Integral Theory as well as the challenges facing the recovering addict. I have no doubt that Guy's persistence and passion will shine through and light the way for people in recovery from addictions.”

Ingrid Regenass: Integral Health & Somatic Life Coach

"The Integrated Recovery Model is a superb application of Integral Theory to recovery, and touches all the main bases that Integral Theory recommends. Its founder has done a magnificent job of using Integral Theory fully, faithfully and accurately, to produce what has to be one of the most effective and comprehensive treatment models now in existence.”    

Ken Wilber: Integral Philosopher and Author


"The contribution that Guy has made to both treatment and recovery efficacy in the field of addiction has thrust Cape Town into a leading light in recovery modalities worldwide. Anyone who is serious about studying in the field of counselling cannot do without having a practical understanding of the integral method. I am personally eternally grateful for his teaching."                                                     

Flicky Gildenhuys: Director of Ixande Treatment 


"Guy du Plessis has published three articles in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice (JITP). Guy's work is an invaluable contribution to the growing field of integral approaches to recovery and addiction as well as being a sophisticated usage of Integral Theory that honors and integrates the main etiological perspectives of addiction. In addition, Du Plessis’ methodology provides a template for how other practitioners might go about creating a meta-framework for their own disciplines. Authors from a variety of fields have developed their integral research in the pages of JITP, but Guy's work stands out as one of the most pragmatic, clearly articulated, and nuanced applications of the Integral model."

Lynword Lord: Managing Editor Journal of Integral Theory and Practice