THE ART OF HEALING: Jo Kelly, of Yamba, uses art as a pathway to help others in need.
THE ART OF HEALING: Jo Kelly, of Yamba, uses art as a pathway to help others in need.

Yamba is the place to be

JO Kelly visited Yamba while on holidays in 1990 and eight years later moved there.

“I love the sense of community Yamba has to offer, the pristine beaches and lifestyle, but most of all I love the people I call friends, they are amazing,” she said.

A few years ago Jo had to move to Brisbane to further her education and undertook a Masters Degree in Mental Health.

Jo is now a qualified art psychotherapist which means she works with visual art materials to assist people to improve their quality of life.

“I loved living in Brisbane and made some great friends there but Yamba is where my heart and home are,” she said.

“I love being back here in the fresh air and beautiful sunshine.

“I have a private practice but I am also employed part-time. The Clarence Valley is a wonderful and rewarding place to work,” she said.

Jo spends her spare time swimming and walking and can sometimes be seen enjoying Yamba’s cafe culture with her friends.



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