Nova Recovery, is a private Hospital in Scotland, providing round the clock specialist clinical care, for stress related mental illness and alcohol dependency.
Set in the beautiful west coast of Scotland, we are a small, homely hospital offering quality ensuite accommodation. Our service is led by a psychiatrist, alongside a nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist, mental health nurse therapists, and support therapists. We provide evidenced based therapeutic programmes that are proven to support your recovery from conditions such as Anxiety, Stress, Addictive behaviours, PTSD and Depression.
Your journey starts here with personal, professional care and support at the heart of your recovery.
Call us today on 01475 303998
Why Choose Us
Six great reasons to get your journey of recovery underway:
- With a collective experience of over 50 years, our highly-skilled, qualified staff are experts in addiction and mental health and provide nursing care 24/7.
- Our psychological treatment programmes are evidence-based and are supported through aftercare.
- Our psychiatrist and specialist nurse practitioner offer assessment and consultations throughout your stay, and you will receive regular 1:1 therapy as part of your treatment programme with our therapeutic staff.
- Our Hospital offers quality accommodation in a warm homely environment and offers a delicious fresh daily menu made from our rich local larder.
- Research shows that nature has a positive effect on mental health. Therefore, we take full advantage of our beautiful natural healing qualities, with walks along the beach and in the surrounding hills.
- We are situated only 30 miles from Glasgow’s centre, and we can arrange transport from all Scottish Airports and Train Stations.
Experienced staff available 24/7 to handle your enquiry. We will guide you through any questions and concerns about our services and provide FREE and confidential advice. Contact us by phone, email or using the contact form on our website.
Pre-screening & Deposit
Our team will carry out a confidential screening with you to understand more about your problem. We can then work together to identify the best treatment options for you.
Admission & Recovery
Your admission and the start of your recovery journey can now begin. At Nova, we offer a 1 year aftercare program to ensure you are assisted through your recovery after leaving our hospital.
What Are The Facilities Like At Nova Recovery?
You will find a very comfortable ensuite room in an intimate private hospital, that is warm, friendly and highly professional. Located in Largs on the stunning west coast of Scotland we are just a short stroll to beautiful beaches looking over to the Isle of Arran. We are surrounded by the hills and glens of the Clyde Muirshel Regional Park, and we love to get out and breath in that clear Scottish air and natures natural healing qualities.
We provide you with delicious freshly prepared meals each day, made with locally sourced produce from Scotland’s rich larder.Call Us 0147 530 3039
- St Andrews
- Fort William
- East Kilbride
- East Lothian
Meet The Team
All of our staff are fully qualified and dedicated to your recovery so you can feel safe in our care during your stay.
Registered Manager (HIS)Read Bio
Registered Manager (HIS)
Bsc in Mental Health Nursing (Distinction)(Paisley University), Pgd in Abnormal Psychology(Glasgow Caledonian University)
With many years of experience in Mental Health Nursing and, as a Registered Manager of Healthcare Services including Addiction, Mental Health and Forensic services, Kirsten has a holistic and empathetic understanding of mental health issues, the impact they have on our daily lives and the complex harmful behaviours that are associated with these pressures.
Alongside her highly skilled team of Mental Health Nurse Therapists, and Support Therapists, Kirsten’s aim is to support the healing of both the mind and the body, offering a treatment programme that focuses on Stress Tolerance and Coherence and which is underpinned by Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. Kirsten believes that the evidence-based treatment programmes, delivered by her team, are the treatment that truly empowers change.
John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.
The journey continues, in recent times john has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with Nad+ scientists and the very best of the medical profession in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Hospitals own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists, Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with Nad+ therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.
MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified
Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist. He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.
Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)
Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)
Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated itself on the following areas of clinical practice:
- Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
- Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
- Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
- Dietary and Weight Management and through care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
- Aesthetic Practice and Procedures
Registered Mental Health NurseRead Bio
Registered Mental Health Nurse
Registered Mental Health NurseRead Bio
Registered Mental Health Nurse
Support TherapistRead Bio
What’s On Offer
The surrounding area of Largs has lots to offer from outdoor walks to beautiful beaches and more