This relationship calls for a change in the way the children perceives things and ends up creating a more successful person in the future. Play therapy is different in a way that it normally provides a safe, trusting, soothing and pleasurable environment to the child under consideration. The result of creating such a climate is the trust of the child in the therapist. The more the individual feels comfortable the easier it gets to understand his problem and solve it accordingly. Play therapy, hence, directs toward a one-to-one relationship where children are encouraged to communicate and express their feelings, fear, views and thoughts. Therapists normally get two kinds of communications from the children, that is, either the children communicate their issues and feelings directly in words (Wilson et. al., 2002) or indirectly by using actions and behaviors. Whatever way the child chooses, a therapist must respond to the messages, either direct or indirect, that he receives from the children. Therapists are required to listen, understand and respond to the children in a way which they feel is suitable for that particular child. The therapists must keep in mind that their behavior and responses would play a significant role in the development of a future relationship between them and the children. They need to flourish the relationship and must respond in a way which strengthens the relationship rather than creating any negative feeling or perception in the child’s mind. The underlying theory is to develop command of children over the feelings which are hidden and controlling them.
Non directive approach to play therapy was formed by Axline who gave a way to professionals through which they could treat children. The basic principles laid down by Virginia Axline revolve around non directive play therapy and how a therapist could successfully follow these guidelines. The principles basically revolve around the