In order to establish the appropriateness of the western model of non-directive play therapy within the Kenyan context, the study explored the experiences of trained play therapists using the western model of non-directive play therapy in their therapeutic work with a Kenyan child. The study used qualitative methodology with thematic analysis where six trained non-directive play therapists with more than two yearsâ practical experience participated. The participants comprised of five females and one male aged between 40 to mid-50 years were interviewed using semi-structured interviews while the interviews were tape recorded prior to their transcription. Data analysis was done using thematic analysis guidelines and the findings generated two main overarching themes stating that the Western model of Non-directive play therapy used in a therapeutic setting with a Kenyan child is in a large scale âappropriateâ (effective) while in some cases the same participants found the model âinappropriateâ (not effective) based on the Kenyan cultural beliefs and practices. Within the two main overarching themes, emanated seven candidate themes perceived by my participants to be indicators of the appropriateness of the western model of non- directive play therapy within the Kenyan context, in which the therapistsâ experiences revealed that in their therapeutic work with a Kenyan child using this model, the child developed a sense of âempowermentâ; âfreedomâ and at the same time became âexpressiveâ through the use of play. Meanwhile the inappropriateness of western model of non - directive play therapy in the Kenyan context were mainly perceived to be caused by â lack of awarenessâ of the modelâs existence and/or importance by most Kenyan communities, âcultural barriersâ particularly with regard to the use of âplayâ and ânon- directionâ in this model, Kenyaâs âdirective education systemâ as opposed to the western non-direction and âsocial economic statusâ of most Kenyans leading to access issues were also experienced as contributors to the models in appropriateness within the Kenyan context.