Birthday: 25

Nationality: South African

Home Language: Afrikaans

Programme: BPsych Equivalent

Start Year: 2019

Previous School: Durbanville High School

Local City: Melkbosstrand


My name is Desire Stone-Veloso, I was born in Pretoria. My family and I relocated to Cape Town in 1998 and have lived here ever since.

I chose psychology because I want to work with people. I faced difficult situations in my life before and I came out even stronger and I flourished and I am happy with the person I am today. I believe that everybody needs a positive outlook and I would love to help other individuals to flourish in life. I would like to teach women skills about coping, life and everyday life to life situations. While doing this I would love to work with women who suffer from traumatic experiences and also with victims of sexual assault and abuse. I chose psychology because I love helping, encouraging and understanding different influences and developmental processes. I study psychology in order to be a difference, a helping hand and an influencer.

I would be able to understand the development that a person goes through and be able to help in those areas of a person’s life. I would be able to counsel on a level of knowledge and also empathy.  I would be able to use different techniques and models to assist individuals.

Ultimately; I would love to be a motivational speaker and open an orphanage or a wellness Centre for women together with my family.

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