The 'America's Got Talent' judge - who has children Phoenix, 19, Angel, 11, and six-year-old Madison from previous relationships - is planning to enter a British facility in the next few weeks. Picture: AP

Former Spice Girl Mel B will be checking herself into rehab for reportedly heavy drinking and sex addiction.

Previously, sex addiction was frowned upon for being taboo or not looked on as real addiction. But with the recent admissions by celebrities and their addiction to having sex, sometimes, with complete strangers, it's something that's being more openly talked about.

UKCP accredited sexual and relationship psychotherapist, Paula Hall specialises in helping people affected by sex addiction and porn addiction.

In 2016 she did a TEDxTalk about how sex addiction is now affecting people from all walks of life. And contrary to popular opinion, it affects women as well.

She is also a strong campaigner for better education and social responsibility to protect others from falling into the sexual addiction trap. 

She believes overcoming sex and porn addiction requires compassion, commitment and courage - principles that she adopts personally in her therapeutic approach.