I starting going to Confession face to face about 12 years ago at my current parish. A new priest told me he doesn’t do face to face. I said OK and said it behind the screen.
By going face to face, am I not doing Confession correctly? I prefer face to face because I think it’s helping me fight my pride.
I am aware that Confession in the past had been totally open, that is you would say your sins in front of other people.