Can you recall your experience of childhood catholic confession?

I am currently conducting research to explore if there is a link between the act of childhood catholic confession and increased feelings of guilt in adulthood. I am inviting participants over the age of eighteen to explore their experience of childhood catholic confession and their relationship with guilt. 

Who is eligible to take part

Adults who have been raised catholic and can recall their experience of the act of childhood confession. 

You must

  • Must be over the age of 18
  • Must have taken part in the act of childhood catholic confession
  • Must be based in the England or Wales
  • Must be English-speaking

What is the research about? 

To explore if there is a link between the act of childhood catholic confession and subsequent increased feelings of guilt, and to look the value of counselling in working through issues of guilt linked to childhood catholic confession. 

What is involved? 

You will be asked a series of questions about your experience of childhood catholic confession. The interview will take about an hour and will take place via an online platform such as Zoom. 

Who is undertaking the research? 

This research is being undertaken by Annie Wright a master’s student of Clinical Counselling at Chester University. 

If you are interested in taking part in this research or would like more information, please contact: Annie Wright/ 1818117@chester.ac.uk 

Ethical approval for this research has been granted by the Department of Social and Political Science Ethics Committee and the University of Chester.

Many thanks,

Annie Wright

Postgraduate Student

University of Chester