I went to confession yesterday. I have been trying to find a time to go that fit into my schedule and yesterday worked perfectly. I got to the church (not my local parish) a bit early and sat in the car thinking. Confession at this church is held in the adoration chapel. I went in and there were several people ahead of me. I did a bit of adoration then went to the Examen app on my phone that I use for examination of conscience. (This is a great free app available from the iTunes store and apparently, google play). It has 11 different examen types. The one that popped up when I opened it (they are changeable at your option) was just the one that I needed. Just as I finished it, the last person left confession. I went in and cofessed and the priest said exactly what I needed to hear. He was understanding and consoling, but not condoning. After absolution, I went back into the chapel and did another 15 min of Adoration. The weight of my sins had been removed and I left feeling very much at peace.
I hate going to confession but love having gone.