The OCD Centre is the result of India Haylor's work in the field of OCD.
India graduated from University with an honours degree in Management Science. She then went on to work in the City where she qualified as an investment analyst. Her stressful career was marked by periods of struggle with OCD. A lack of awareness and accessible treatment options in the UK health sector led to her devising a unique programme to recover and regain control.
In 1999 India began working as a volunteer for the anxiety disorders charity, First Steps to Freedom, where she specialised in providing help for individuals with OCD. The Charity takes no less than 17,000 enquiries a year, 60% of which are OCD-related. Over 3 years working for the charity she utilised her skills to help hundreds of people suffering the ill-effects of the disorder. She became a Committee Member and OCD Advisor to the Charity. During this time she met Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and his work greatly influenced her own therapeutic techniques. They began working closely together to promote awareness and change in the treatment and management of OCD.
In the meantime India set up a private practice using her unique programme which has now become the OCD Centre.
India has been featured in the media many times over the last few years. She has also acted as a consultant to BBC Science and the Discovery Channel during the production of mental health documentaries.