對於三位已經取得諮商心理師執照的資深職業人士，對於目前轉業諮商後的生活，均感到滿意、自在和快樂。這是由於諮商專業具有社會認同度，同時他們相當肯定自己的專業能力，對於助人工作則感到有意義、成就、價值，和幸福等，至於偏好選擇諮商專業中的自由工作者，主要是因為在無經濟的壓力下，想以工作上的自由度換得生活品質的提升。 Career transition data is collected with semi-structured interviewing method. The ‘Categorical-Content Perspective’ is applied to analyze the data. The affecting factors and the process of career transition of five experienced middle-agers from other professions to psychotherapy as well as their present state are studied. Based on the analysis, family and personal psycho- and physical elements are the main factors for their career transition. Along the course of career transition, wandering, exploration, contact-strengthened, and finally decision-integration are identified to be the four career transition stages of these experienced middle-agers.
At present state, as to the three licensed counselors, the living style is enjoyable and satisfied. The image of being a counselor is reasonably accepted by the society. Besides, these aged novices of psychotherapy are full of self-confidence. Helping people makes them feeling meaningful, achievement, valued and happiness. With less economic pressure, a more free, enjoyable and high-quality life is pursued by choosing to be a free half-time counselor.