Find out more about the various forms of addiction:

  Sex And Love  
  Internet & Gaming  
  Compulsive Shoplifting  

Shoplifting behaviour is an inclination to shoplift or steal as a result of underlying psychological distress. 

Signs and Symptoms of Shoplifting

  • Recurrent of thoughts shoplifting
  • Overpowering desire to shoplift
  • Shoplifts as a way of relieving anxiety
  • Pleasure or relief after committing the shoplift

At WE CARE, we offer a unique and specialised outpatient treatment programme for compulsive stealing and shoplifting behaviour. Our programme helps them understand, manage and stop the compulsive stealing, and effect lasting lifestyle changes that are critical for sustained long-term recovery.  

if you find yourself or someone you know shoplift compulsively, do not hesitate to contact us for an appointment. 

Individual Counselling Programme

Atypical Theft Offending (ATO) Programme

WE CARE offers a unique and specialized outpatient treatment programme for compulsive stealing or shoplifting behaviour. Our professional team is able to provide clinical assessment and intervention on a psychological problem that is not commonly understood, much less treated.

Through the ATO programme, we aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment where clients can learn to resolve the problem behaviour and regain control of their lives. Our programme help them to understand, manage and stop the compulsive stealing, and effect lasting lifestyle changes that are critical for sustained long-term recovery.

This is achieved through an integrated treatment programme that incorporates individual, group, and couple/family therapy, as well as educational workshops and self-help support groups. The goal is to prevent further shoplifting while upholding and strengthening the dignity and self-respect of clients.

Programme Structure

  • Free pre-registration Brief Consultation
  • 1 Counselling assessment
  • 6 Individual counselling sessions
  • 1 Follow-up counselling session
  • 1 psycho-education workshop for client and family members (or significant others related to client)

Optional Components

  • Additional individual sessions (recommended for clients with multiple disorders)
  • Family /Couple therapy sessions
  • Group therapy sessions

All therapy sessions may be conducted in English and/or Mandarin upon request. 

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To make an appointment, call 6547 5459 or email:


  Families in Recovery through Education and Empowerment  

FREE stands for Families in Recovery through Education and Empowerment. FREE is a workshop for the family members of addicted ones. 

Date: Every 2nd Monday of the Month except Public Holiday

Upcoming workshop: 11 Dec 2017

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  SMART Recovery  

SMART stands for Self-Management & Recovery Training. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. 

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11 Jalan Ubi, Block 5, #01-41, Singapore 409074    Fax: 6547 5458 | Tel: 6547 5459