Hey! I am Jellis Vaes, a therapist, adventurer, and CEO/founder of The IPS Project, an educational platform on life.
The platform was formed out of my struggles with my own demons—loneliness and suicidal thoughts. In essence, I have created a platform I wish had existed when I was struggling with my problems.
On The IPS Project, you can find practical articles, online courses, events, a regular podcast, and other sources of knowledge about life topics such as mental health, relationships, the workings of the mind, etc.—topics most of us learn little to nothing about while growing up.
If you’d like to read the more in-depth story of why I created The IPS Project, have a look at the ABOUT page.
When I am not holding therapy sessions or working on The IPS Project, you’ll likely find me out in the mountains or traveling somewhere with my camera in hand. I am an avid adventurer firmly into alpinism, and a passionate travel & adventure photographer/videographer.
I have built The IPS Project as a platform to help people find answers, truths, and a better understanding of themselves and this world. However, none of the content here on the website and the podcast can ever truly be customized to your particular life situation. Therefore, I also offer cognitive behavioral therapy (an evidence based psychotherapy) as an extra layer of support to anyone who needs it.
Together with the skillset and knowledge I have cultivated over the years from studying psychology and my personal and professional experiences, I can help you with the following:
If you are interested to explore therapy and coaching with me, you can schedule a 35-minute consultation where you can ask me any questions you may have and where I would have a chance to assess what it is you want to work on. If I can help you, we will continue by booking a first session where the real work will start. If I believe someone else might be better suited to help you, I will direct you to that person.
The therapy/coaching is done online through Google Meet and can be either audio-only, if you are more comfortable with that, or video and audio.
The therapy I primarily use is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on their behavior and emotions. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy. Evidence-based means that you can track the effectiveness of the therapy and that it has proven results.
The price for a 35 minute consultation will be €25. From there on the price for the one hour one-on-one session will be €55. Payment is due before the session.
A 48 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Please note that you will be charged €20 for a late cancellation. You can cancel or reschedule your appointment through the booking link you will receive in the confirmation email.
If you are a current client, you can schedule your next session by using this link: https://calendly.com/jellisvaes/therapy-coaching-session. If you are not yet a client but are interested in therapy or coaching with me, please schedule a 35-minute consultation first by clicking here: https://calendly.com/jellisvaes/35min.
Working one-on-one is personal. While we will get to know each other better during the course of our sessions, I understand that it can be more comfortable if you got to know more about me first to see if I am someone you would want as a therapist/coach.
A great way to know about who I am would be to listen to the podcast I host here on The IPS Project.
This is the podcast of The IPS Project where I interview a variety of experts from all walks of life. Here are a couple of good episodes to start with: