Taxi Driver Counselling

Taxi industry in Perth is the best example of multicultural Australia. There are many positives to be the part of this industry but at the same time it has its negatives as well. Being involved in a road accident as a taxi driver would be the last thing you would have on your mind as a Cabby. Have you been assaulted by a passenger on your shift or are you suffering stress related to working as a taxi driver?

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Online examples of Taxi drivers assaults:

Police seek couple after taxi driver assault

Teenager to Front Court Over assaults

After the accident or assault you do not know what to do? Confused, stressed out, whom to contact etc. We listen, we understand and we help you heal and recover from your issues. No need to suffer silently, you may be eligible for full psychological treatment cost from your insurer, which means that you do not have to pay for receiving psychological treatment from us. In addition you will get:

   a. Medicare items are bulked billed on the spot
   b. Home visits available
   c. Evidenced based treatment methods used
   d. Open 7 days per week 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
   e. Same day appointments possible for urgent cases
   f. Multicultural focused services
   g. Services provided in English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali
   h. Telephone, Skype, Viber, Face time and WhatsApp consultations available
   i. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions 

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs include: licensed cab drivers; unregulated illegal taxis; limousine drivers; and company chauffeurs. Due to work demands, taxi drivers may have exposure to unnecessary driving risks such as:

      • Passive Smoking.
      • Dropping taxi business due to current situation in the market.
      • Lack of physical exercise - taxi drivers and chauffeurs have a sedentary job.
      • Physical risks linked with being ‘on the road’ such as road accident injuries or death.
      • Consumption of stimulants, such as coffee, tea and energy drinks to keep going on the road.
      • Low seat belt usage rate among taxi drivers increases risk of injury to the taxi driver in case of road accident etc.
      • Stress risks include: a repetitive and monotonous job requiring a high degree of concentration; little latitude for decision-making and weak social support (an isolated job with limited contact with colleagues); work  organisation: unsocial working hours, long shifts, etc.; high risk of fatigue, for example, drivers may work 10 to 14-hour shifts and night work and irregular schedules may, for example, cause sleep problems.
      • Violence and Assault by Passenger: Taxi drivers are more exposed to violence and aggression than the average worker. They work alone and at night.  They have cash in the car and they may drive through isolated and dangerous areas, may have communication issues or just being an ethnic migrant can be problem sometimes. Their passengers may have drunk excessive amounts of alcohol, have taken drugs or can attack you because of racism.
 
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