Last night I started a Jedi Consular alt and got to level 10 by the time I finished off Tython. (I'm very familiar with it from my Knight. I have a life, OK? Shut up.)
What I noticed is that I was relying extremely heavily on Double Strike. I'd just use it until I ran out of Force, and then alternate between it and Saber Strike (which uses no Force). Double Strike certainly does the most DPS of any move I got by level 10.
I know that Force Wave etc. is good to use with multiple enemies, but I'm more concerned with 1-on-1 encounters. Is my strategy above the most effective for a strong enemy that I'll quickly spend all my force on? Once my force gets low my DPS takes major hit as I alternate between the Double and Saber strikes. Is there a more conservative approach that will keep my damage more consistent and, over time, do more total damage in the same period?