Discovering your truest self
Advanced Pastoral Care with David Tensen
Drawing on years of experience in Inner Healing and Advanced Pastoral Care – both as a therapist and trainer – David currently has a limited number of client spots available for those needing help in their life.
People describe David’s approach as gentle, yet dynamic – insightful and helpful. No two people are the same, nor are the factors that influence their inner world. David greets every client with new eyes, new possibilities, and no agenda but to help where he can.
Read more about David here
My Approach & Values
I am first and foremost, a human. I am flawed, just like you. My faith and values swirl from time to time but I have maintained a love and devotion for God as expressed and represented in the Trinity. My approach to therapy and counselling has changed over the years as my life experience and training have progressed as I have experienced life’s highs and lows..
My introduction to healing happened at the Elijah House Ministry School where I obtained a Cert III in Prayer Ministry and ended up as Australian General Manager. I discovered have an inherent knack for helping people, allowing them to move forward in their life, faith, relationships and career. I cut my teeth working at, and with, local churches in my 30s. I would see whoever come to the counselling room, whether it was church members or the public.
Eventually I focussed on supporting church workers, especially pastors and their families. I gained a reputation as a safe and effective space for many pastors and leaders – my gifting made way for me to travel (at invitation) all over Australia and Asia Pacific.
- 1,000+ hours of prayer ministry across Asia Pacific
- General Manager of Elijah House Ministries 2013-2016
- Associate Pastor – various churches and denominations
- Workplace Chaplain – non denominational
- Founder of LeaderHeart – a non-profit assisting church workers
- Experience in Immanuel Approach*
- Experience in HeartSync Approach*
- Creation of downloadable resources
- Author of 4 poetry collections
- Certificate 3 in Prayer Ministry (ASQA 30934QLD)
- BA. Organisational Leadership
- Honours – Research
- Various *non-accredited healing modalities
Areas of Focus
- Faith stages. Deconstruction to Reconstruction.
- Religious Trauma and Church Wounding.
- Mens Work. Integrating theology and mythology for insight.
Serving Individuals & Groups
David works with individuals from all backgrounds. Offering 55 minute online sessions at AUD$150 per session, (approx USD$105).
Payable on day of consult via Bank Transfer or Credit Card.
David cannot provide services in acute or crisis situations.
Clients are asked to disclose any mental health conditions or diagnosis, in confidence. David is not a psychologist or licensed counsellor – therefore cannot offer health fund rebates of any kind or treat mental health illnesses. David cannot see people under the age of 18.
David also reserves the right to refuse service to clients or applicants without reason.
David delivers training and group healing sessions for groups recovering from church-wounding and institution trauma – these sessions extend to church workers and members.
Want to see David? - Step 1 -
Before your first appointment, let’s make sure we get along and I can help.
In this 20-minute phone call (in Australia) or ZOOM (for anyone), we will discuss your needs and goals. If I’m not able to help, I will do my best to refer you to someone who might.