Outstanding Treatment

Residential and Outpatient Programmes

Nova Vida Recovery Centre remains OPEN – continuing to offer residential treatment as well
as individual phone call counselling sessions via Facetime, WhatsApp, to help people
suffering from stress, depression, anxiety as well as addiction related problems,
to get through these difficult times

Start your journey to recovery

DR JANA AVANI Bsc (Hons) DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Psychologist and CBT Therapist

Dr Advani is a London trained clinical psychologist with over 10 years of research and clinical experiences which she mainly gained in the NHS but also within the academic and private sectors. During her career she has worked with people of different ages and with a wide range of presentations including mental health issues, neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive difficulties (due to strokes, acquired brain injury) as well as neurodegenerative conditions. She has also been interested in working with people who experience difficulties with adjusting to illness (i.e. diabetes, pain management) and the related issues including its management and the impact of that on the quality of everyday life.

In her private work, she has facilitated her clients in understanding and approaching life challenges in more adaptive ways in order to bring positive and long-lasting changes in all aspects of their life. She has also worked with a number of companies in an executive coaching role.

Her work is predominately within the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework however, she also incorporates elements of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (RECBT).

As well as fulfilling a role as a visiting Psychologist for the Nova Vida programme, Dr Advani also has a private practise on the Algarve, www.counsellingandcoaching.org.


Nova Vida Recovery Centre
Algarve, Portugal
  (+351) 919357186

Why choose Nova Vida?

Now in it’s 12th year Nova Vida Recovery Centre has a treatment programme entirely in the English language and all medical, clinical and administrative staff use English as their first language.

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Our Approach

The therapy programme is certainly the most important aspect of treatment. If it doesn’t work the risks to the patients are high. Addiction is a killer illness and the programme is the treatment against...

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34th Street Policy

The Clinical Team at Nova Vida pride itself on its philosophy of only treating those patients we know we have the skills and experience to deal with. Although onward referral to other facilities is not...

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