Swedes get counselling in the back of a cab

by Paola Battista - 2014.10.30
Swedes get counselling in the back of a cab
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Stockholm is fighting depression with taxis. A private company is offering people who are stressed by work and feeling down because of the cold, grey Swedish winter a chance to speak to a psychologist as they travel. The passenger gets a psychoanalyst all to themselves, who listens to them at no extra cost, just the basic taxi fare. To request the service, you just have to call Taxi Terapeuterna or book through the website created by the Swedish company. They transform the back seat into a comfortable couch while a professional listens to the passenger's problems. This is all done, of course, with discretion from the therapist and the driver. The service is bound to be a success, seeing as, according to a recent survey, in Sweden 70% of passengers think that a taxi ride is an oasis of peace in which they can reflect and focus on themselves.

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