Danielle Downey

Best Selling Author, Survivor, Coach and Campaigner


Danielle is an Amazon best selling author who began writing in order to share her childhood experiences of sexual abuse. Having come to terms with her abuse in her 40s she embarked on a journey of healing and acknowledgement.
She sought to encourage readers that as per the title of her best selling book, 'It's no secret, thriving after surviving' that they too could live their best lives after abuse and trauma, should they choose.

She is an ardent campaigner for women and is a trained domestic violence advocate. She runs a women's support group called Speak Out Sisterhood which seeks to offer support, love and knowledge to survivors and victims of any abuse.

Danielle works with the Police to improve services for victims and raise the profile of domestic abuse services and is a sought after Pod Cast guest who speaks candidly about resilience, vulnerability, healing and self love.

She is a qualified life coach who works with women to help them to realise that they are not their past, but are infinitely more powerful. Their abuse is only HOW they are sometimes whilst their WHO is the more powerful side of them which makes them truly unique.

She is a qualified Independent Domestic Violence Advocate and worked as a professional in the domestic abuse sector for many years. She has vast personal and professional experience of the family court system and CAFCASS.

She has appeared on national TV and radio stations talking about her experiences with domestic abuse and seeks to encourage others to find help and support if they are experiencing domestic abuse.

She has had articles published in health and well-being magazines and has written two chapters in the best selling books 'Bollocks to that, I choose to shine' and 'The Wellbeing Warrior Toolkit' both released in 2019.

She is an ex midwife with 19 years in the NHS and a mum to six thriving children, a dog and 2 guinea pigs. She enjoys running and walking with her husband and writing her first fiction novel.

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Better the Devil we know than the Devil we don’t……

by Danielle Downey

On Father’s Day, I wish for what should have been.

by Danielle Downey

Once a control freak, always a control freak?

by Danielle Downey
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